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Monday, 14th September

Macau News
Wynn Is Cleared for Macau IPO - WSJ
Wynn Resorts to sell 20pc stake in Macau casinos - Irish Independent
Package tour visitors down 36 percent - Macau Daily Times
Macau Business
Visitors in package tours fall 35.7 pct in July
Wynn Macau in court to recover $HK30 million debt - 10th September
Melco International net loss widens
Galaxy to pay MOP2.9 bln for Cotai property

Nevada - Las Vegas Sun
CityCenter hotel plans three job fairs next week
New table game edges closer to the floor

Estonia - Baltic Business News
Bankrupt casino operator continues activity

Australia -
Packer's next move

Romania -
Români care sparg la cazinou 100.000 de dolari pe noapte

British News
Hunt for betting shop armed raid gang
Floating casino plan for Barrow - Barrow in Furness.

Addicted teenager in £4,500 of gambling debt - Paisley, Scotland
Nurse 'stole from patients to fund casino trip' - Northampton
'East Lancashire postman thief a gambling addict’ - Burnley
Top Ten Bingo player demands £5,000 payout - Teeside
Winner finally claims £5m Lotto jackpot - Sheffield

Casinos load up on penny slots - New Mexico

additional headlines...
NBC faces poker show lawsuit
Man wins Borgata Ladies Championship
Two Charged With Cheating At Casino - Mohegan Sun, Connecticut. Pai Gow Tiles.

Saturday & Sunday, 12th & 13th September

Connecticut - Boston Globe
The wonder, and the fall - Foxwoods

Las Vegas - L.A. Times
Luck runs out on Vegas boom
Vegas dreamers go all in
Interactive graphic: Fantasy and anxiety

Las Vegas - Las Vegas Sun
Harrah’s hires local gun to help in Watanabe case

Macau - MSN/AFP
Macau faces future without its gambling magnate

Ultimate Bet Cheating Scam
Las Vegas & Kahnawake, Canada - Casino City Times & Card Player
Russ Hamilton and 31 accomplices are fingered in UB cheating scandal
Kahnawake Issues Final Report on Online Poker Scandal

China - SCMP (Registration required)
5 accused of plot to kill casino chip dealer on triad boss' orders

Hong Kong - Reuters & Las Vegas Sun
Wynn Resorts to raise up to $1 bln in HK IPO-sources
Wynn Resorts moves forward with Asian stock offering
"Marketing for the IPO is to begin Sept. 21, with the shares to begin trading Oct. 9, Dow Jones reported."

Recently posted image on showing Wynn Macau, Encore Macau (scheduled to open in late December), SJM's L'arc de Triumph (opening shortly) & MGM Macau.

Atlantic City - Press of Atlantic City
Revel responds to financing reports about Atlantic City casino project
No change in luck for casinos in August - Revenue falls 16.3% in key summer month
"In total, the casinos won $276.1 million in slot revenue, down 14.6% from August 2008, while table game revenue totaled $115.6 million, down 20.3%.

Press of Atlantic City - 11th September
The Press of Atlantic City lead 11th September, 2009.

China - SCMP (Registration required)
5 accused of plot to kill casino chip dealer on triad boss' orders

Hong Kong - Wall Street Journal
Melco International 1H Net Loss Widens To HK$811.9M

British News
FA on to a loser if they jump into bed with the bookies
Addiction fear over four-hour live roulette on TV

"The new show was made possible after TV regulator Ofcom changed the rules relating to gambling in May, reclassifying it as ‘teleshopping’ at the same time as allowing ITV, Channel 4 and Five to air six hours of teleshopping a night to ‘allow broadcasters to generate additional revenues’."

Shares in 888 soar -
Derren Brown leaves more questions than answers as he explains lottery trick
OK Derren, now tell us how you REALLY did it - Daily Mail
Casino is a major investment in city - G Casino Dundee opening next month.
Police may probe Le Tissier betting scam revelation

additional headlines...
It's a Wild Wild Show: APCW Perspectives Weekly September 11, 2009
WPT Cyprus 2009: Final Table First Break Update
WPT Merit Cyprus Classic 2009: Final Table Preview
Gambling Debts Put Local People Behind Bars - Hawaii
Treasures of the Caribbean - Beau Rivage - 30 second TV Promotion.
Jobless may find deal at school - Oklahoma. Training school opening September.
Cordish sells interest in casino project - Kansas
Undecided annexation case muddles casino plan - Kansas
Penn, Speedway join forces to push KC-area casino
Casino charities to be checked - Alberta
All Change At OEG - Olympic Enteriainment Group

Friday, 11th September

Las Vegas & London - & Yahoo/Reuters
888 Holdings plc (888) - Long-term agreement signed with Harrah's Interactive Entertainment, Inc.
888 in gaming deal with casino operator Harrah's
Harrah's Entertainment Forms Harrah's Interactive Entertainment - 22nd May

Macau - Hong Kong Standard & TDM News
Macau casino cheats nabbed
The fake Wynn HK$10,000 chips apparently went unnoticed by dealers but contained lower value RFID microchips and were spotted by cage personnel.
TDM English News - 10th September

Atlantic City - Peoples Daily, Reuters & Philadelphia Inquirer
Chinese govt to help finish US casino
Revel Entertainment Responds to Media Reports on Financing
Chinese builder signed to complete A.C. casino - no updates.

Macau - Bloomberg
Galaxy Agrees to Pay HK$2.84 Billion for a Macau Site

Goa - At Ferry wharf
Three of Goa's six floating casinos are in the short film.

British News
Vegas comes to London for Poker bonanza
Secret of Derren’s Lottery plottery - The Sun
Protestors gamble on chance to scupper £40 million hotel and casino plans

The Xscape
The Xscape in Milton Keynes - Flickr image

additional headlines...
MoonFestival WIP Version 1 - Thunder Valley, California Ad.
Casino Employee Groped - Canada. The accused is 86 years old !
Safenames Wins Domain Dispute for Legendary Poker Player, Gus Hansen
Gus Hansen wins domain name dispute
Police arrest 15 suspected of operating gambling website - Israel

Thursday, 10th September

Macau - Macau Daily Times
PokerStars Asia Pacific Macau tour sets new record

Delaware - Delaware Online
First sports bets accepted - Casinos invested big in sports betting

Carson City, Nevada - LVR-J & Las Vegas Sun

Nevada gaming revenues decline 12.5% in July
Strip gaming revenue falls for 19th month
"Strip casinos won $461.3 million during the month, the smallest monthly win for a July since 2004. The 11.1% drop comes top of a double-digit drop of 14.6% in July 2008."

Las Vegas - Yahoo/Business Wire
Shuffle Master, Inc. Reports Third Quarter 2009 Results
Shuffle Master, Inc. Earnings Conference Call (Q3 2009)

Atlantic City - Reuters & Forbes
China State Construction in $1.7 bln deal to build US casino
China's Gamble On America - China State Construction Engineering Corp.

Revel Entertainment 7-19-09
 Revel Entertainment 7-19-09
Reuters reports that construction of the Revel Entertainment Resort in Atlantic City will be finished by the China State Construction Engineering Corp.

Goa - Channel News Asia/AFP & Daiji World
Goa casinos shut in protest at hike in entry fees
Casino Operators Protest Against Govt's Decision to Hike Entry Fee

Denmark - Jyllands-Posten
Poker player loses it all after day in court

Las Vegas - Las Vegas Sun
Planet Hollywood poker scam nets arrests of four supervisors
The supervisors were allegedly skimming off money that should have been paid to players for high hand jackpots.

Las Vegas - Las Vegas Sun
8 arrested in undercover operation at Hard Rock’s Rehab pool
Regulators expand probe at Hard Rock’s Rehab pool
YouTube Search - Hard Rock Rehab

European Sports Betting Sponsoring Handball - iGaming Business. Mangas Gaming Capital
The owner of the high profile sports betting brands Bet-at-Home, BetClic (BetClick) and Expekt is Mangas Capital Gaming which is 50% owned by Monaco's Société des Bains de Mer and Stéphane Courbit the former Chairman of Endemol France.

Las Vegas - Las Vegas Sun
Gaming analysts: Industry’s recovery could lag economy
Shuffle Master sees higher profit on cost-cutting

British News
Derren Brown The Event Live Lottery Prediction
How did Derren Brown predict the winning lottery numbers? -
C4 wins ratings lottery with Derren Brown stunt

additional headlines...
WPT Merit Cyprus Classic 2009: Day 4 Update
WPT Merit Cyprus Classic 2009: Day 3 Update
CAI Presents VIAGE: A New Entertainment Concept for Brussels - Press release - Anspach Centre

Wednesday, 9th September

Macau - Yahoo/Globe Newswire
Grand Hyatt Macau at City of Dreams Official Opening Set for Sept 29, 2009

Las Vegas - Yahoo/PRNewswire
Las Vegas Sands Corp. Completes Pre-IPO Financing

International Gaming Awards Magazine - Issue 1
Gaming Awards Online Magazine - Issue 1

Brussels - Yahoo/AFP & Deutsche Welle
EU ruling opens door for online betting crackdown
"Stickler said there was now "room for legal action" against online bookmakers registered in Gibraltar, Malta, the Channel Islands and certain Caribbean territories that he accused of dodging taxes."
European Court of Justice strengthens German gambling regulation
Court ruling allows European countries to ban online betting sites - European Lotteries and Toto Association - European Gaming and Betting Association

The Haigh -
Dutch news - Netherlands Allowed to Ban Internet Gambling

Goa - Navhind Times, AFP & Deccan Herald
Casinos to suspend operations today
Statistic filled article that also details land based and ship operators and their staff numbers.
Goa casinos shut in protest at hike in entry fees
Goa casinos shut down today over entry fee
Casinos to remain shut in Goa Wednesday
'The steep hike is throttling business,' Casino Association of Goa (CAG) spokesperson Narinder Punj told reporters Tuesday. The association is newly formed and comprises six offshore casino operators and 12 onshore casinos in Goa.
Government asks offshore casinos to submit documents for scrutiny - July 2009

Singapore - Interactive Investor
Genting Singapore plans $1 bln rights-sources

Atlantic City - Philadelphia Inquirer
Revel Casino bets economy ripe for financing

British News
Exclusive: egaming bank Ivobank to shut down
Equities rally pays out for IG Group -
How to beat Derren Brown and win the lottery

additional headlines...
Casino Rama profits battle begins - Toronto Star
B.C.'s online casino plan draws criticism - Qingdao, Shandong Province.
Machines will soon sell scratch-off Florida Lottery tickets - Miami Herald
Casino operator Cherokee Nation expands NICE deal - Globes Israel

Tuesday, 8th September

Portugal & Brussels - MSN Money/AP & Yahoo/Reuters
EU court upholds Portuguese gambling rules - Case C-42/07
EU law may allow bans on foreign bet websites-court - Down 9% to €26.14.

Atlantic City - The Press of Atlantic City
No jail time for three men in Atlantic City poker cheating scheme
Four men are indicted in alleged poker scam at Borgata - October 2008.

Australia - Bloomberg
Packer May Target U.S. Casino Assets, Citigroup Says
Packer may use cash hoard for US casinos

Phnom Penh, Cambodia - Phnom Penh Post
NagaWorld's profits slide 55% in first half
NagaWorld plans gala - NagaCorp listing on the HKSE.

Naga World Casino Hotel

Victoria, Australia - Herald Sun & Melbourne Age
Brumby slammed for problem gambling comments by experts
'Little evidence' to link blackjack with problem gambling: Brumby

British News
Betting shop customer killed after bus slams into the side of a bookies
'Open mind' over Grand blaze cause - Blackpool Gazette.
The Paris Casino remains closed which was next door to the Station Hotel remains closed.
Derren Brown reveals stunt specials

additional headlines...
WPT Merit Cyprus Classic 2009: Day 2 Update
WPT Merit Cyprus Classic 2009: Day 1B Update
2009 WPT Merit Cyprus Classic: Day 1A Update
Man shot after poker game fights for his life - Bermuda
Gambling millionaires detained - Qingdao, Shandong Province.

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