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Archive 2010: 15th - 21st February

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Saturday & Sunday, 20th & 21st February

Porto Carras, Greece -
Casino raid
Robbers hit casino jackpot - €594,000

Australia - Sydney Morning Herald
Illegal poker websites could bring an end to online ban

Moscow - BBC Russia
Police battle illegal Russian gamblers

Georgetown, Guyana - Business Week
Guyana to open South American country's 1st casino

Las Vegas - Las Vegas Sun
Sheldon Adelson says Asia holds Las Vegas Sands’ fortunes

Sheldon Adelson, Seg. 1 - Face to Face with Jon Ralston

Las Vegas - Las Vegas Sun 
Gaming Commission: With Planet Hollywood, is Harrah’s too big?

Las Vegas - Las Vegas Sun/AP
Goodman pleased about Obama’s Las Vegas comments
Obama departs Vegas after town hall, Strip speech

Las Vegas - The Times
Mayor 'bans' Barack Obama from Las Vegas for sins against the city

Nevada - Las Vegas Sun
Nevada casino profits plunge in ‘09
"Nevada's major casinos posted a net loss of $6.8 billion in fiscal year 2009, a 1,040 percent plunge from the $721 million earned in the prior year, according to a report released Friday."
Report: Casinos lost money for second time in history

additional headlines...
Federal judge considers 2 plans for Trump A.C. casinos
Luxury Greek casino upgrades to Synectics digital recording

Friday, 19th February

Colorado - Colorado Springs Gazette & Denver Post
Commission approves 6-to-5 blackjack payout
Rule change lets Colorado casinos lower payout on blackjacks - Colorado Gaming Association
6 to 5 Blackjack spreads to Australia

SouthAfrica -
Mystery casino punter in roof raid

London - Daily Telegraph
Ladbrokes counts on World Cup gambling boost as profits fall

Las Vegas - Reuters & Yahoo/AP
MGM Mirage loss wider than expected, stock drops
"A room at the MGM Grand can now be had for $55 a night, including free Internet, gym access, nightclub entry and local phone calls."
A glance at MGM Mirage's 4th qtr performance

Singapore - Temasek Review
Resorts World Sentosa casino being swarmed by foreign workers who flocked there for free drinks

Wolverhampton - Express & Star
New casino will not open for two years

Pennsylvania - Yahoo/PRNewswire
Hundreds Turn Out for Casino Job Fair

Casino Job Fair - WHP CBS 21 
Hundreds Turn Out for Casino Job Fair - abc27 News
Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course

Las Vegas - Yahoo/PRNewswire
Icahn Enterprises Acquires Fontainebleau Property in Las Vegas

New York - Las Vegas Review-Journal
Harrah's acquisition of Planet Hollywood approved

'Viva Elvis!': Behind the scenes - CNN Video
. Casino images of the day...

Waiting To Lose
Waiting To Lose - Outside the new Resorts World Casino in Singapore.
xcode's photostream
Crown Flames
Crown Flames
J-C-M's photostream
City Center at Night
City Center at Night
mobycat's photostream

additional headlines...
Todd Jordan Sees Risks Facing Las Vegas Sands in Macau: Video - Bloomberg
Casino Construction - Marina Bay Sands, Singapore.
Hawaii may place bet on gambling to save its troubled tourist-driven economy - L.A. Times/AP
Is Hawaii gambling with paradise?
Trump gets edge in battle over Atlantic City casinos - AP

Thursday, 18th February

South Africa -
Gold Reef, Tsogo merger to create giant gaming group 

Las Vegas - Business Wire
Cantor Gaming Signs Mobile Gaming Deal with Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

Las Vegas - Reuters, Yahoo/AP & The Street
MGM Mirage loss wider than expected; stock slumps
MGM Mirage posts smaller 4th-quarter loss
MGM's Q4 Raises Bankruptcy Chatter

Kiev - Kiev Post
Crimea calls on cabinet to reimburse losses connected with ban on gambling business

Las Vegas - Las Vegas Sun
Harrah’s debt gamble
Las Vegas Sands narrows loss on Macau strength
Former friend seeks to foreclose on singer Wayne Newton’s home

Connecticut - News Times
Danbury duo sentenced for passing over $20,000 in funny money at casinos

Johannesburg - Reuters, Business Week & Mail & Guardian
Gold Reef to merge with Tsogo
SAB Miller Says Agrees Tsogo Sun, Gold Reef Merger
Merger creates major SA gaming, hotel company

Singapore - Channel News Asia & The Edge Malasia
Resorts World Sentosa says 70% of its over 8,000 staff are S'poreans, PRs
Singapore arrests 8 in first 4 days of casino, Times says

South Africa - The Herald
Ladbrokes poised for SA venture

Dublin -
Worldspreads teams up with Ladbrokes
Ladbrokes to Launch Financial Spread Betting in Partnership with WorldSpreads

London - Business Week & Reuters
Ladbrokes Full-Year Profit Falls 63% on Betting Shop Declines
Ladbrokes profits slump

Azov City, Russia - Reuters Video
Legal again, Russian casino opens

Las Vegas - Reuters & Yahoo/Market Wire
Las Vegas Sands margins disappoint, shares down
Las Vegas Sands Corp. Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2009 Results Casino images of the day...

Sands IR HDR
Sands IR HDR
Andrew JK Tan's photostream
Burswood Casino @ Evening
Lobah's photostream

additional headlines...
Casino Job Fair - WHP CBS 21 Harrisburg - Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course
Lake of Deams at Resort World Sentosa Singapore
Oklahoma gaming payment inquiry sought
Donald and Ivanka Trump fight billionaire Carl Icahn in court over Atlantic City resorts' future

Wednesday, 17th February

Colorado - Denver Post
Colorado casinos hoping to lose less at blackjack
The Division of Gaming will discuss Thursday changing regulations to allow Colorado operators to pay 6 to 5 for Blackjack's instead of 3 to 2.
6 to 5 Blackjack spreads to Australia

Sweden & Finland - Business Wire
Unibet Enters the B2B Market and Signs Contract with Paf

Finland - eGaming Review
Finland's monopolies cleared to offer poker, casino, bingo

Las Vegas - Las Vegas Review-Journal &
PRESIDENT'S LAS VEGAS TRIP: Details of Obama visit emerging
Mayor Goodman rejects invitation to meet with President Obama

Las Vegas -
Casino MonteLago at Lake Las Vegas to close next month
Casino Montelago at Lake Las Vegas closing March 14th

Kansas - LJWorld/AP
Dodge City casino gets off to a pretty good start

Singapore -, Today Online
Thriving poker dens not worried about casinos
Gambling started two weeks ago - Trading in Genting shares.

Singapore - Straits Times
Man stole after casino losses
Singapore's first negative casino story takes just 3 days to hit the press.

Australia & Bahamas - Sky News Australia 
Bahamas casino sues Kakavas

Day of the Soviet Army from casino-victoria on Vimeo.

Day of the Soviet Army - Advertisement for the Victoria Casino in Minsk, Belarus.
. Casino images of the day...

Bellagio Hotel & Casino, Caesar's Palace in the Background
Bellagio Hotel & Casino, Caesar's Palace in the Background
tomscy2000's photostream
Casino Rila Hotel
Casino Rila Hotel - Borovets, Bulgaria.
Kostas Lepeniotis' photostream

additional headlines...
Casino-robbery suspect identified - Miami Herald
Detroit casinos report $111 million in January revenue - Crains Business Detroit
Slot revenue falls at Connecticut casinos - PoAC
Judge dismisses charges against casino protesters
Accounts clerk stole £25,000 from work to feed gambling habit

Tuesday, 16th February

Las Vegas & Nevada - Gaming Today
Casino’s top game reaches new depths in 2009 - BJ win/hold %'s declining.
Baccarat gambling revenues sole bright spot in ’09

Macau - Macau Business
Wynn wins groundbreaking court case
Singapore and Macau can co-exist, says Sands
Melco Crown drops Peninsula casino

London - Reuters
Gala Coral lenders seek cash injection

Bavet, Cambodia - Phnom Pehn Post, Reuters &
$100m casino to open near Vietnam border
Cambodia to launch $100 million casino complex
Cambodia l?p sòng bài sang tr?ng cho khách Vi?t Nam

Titan King Casino - Cambodia
Screen grab from the Titan King Casino website.

Las Vegas - Daily Mail
Only in Vegas: The magic carpets designed to keep you awake and gambling

U.K. Problem gambling - BBC & The Guardian
Recession sparks gambling concern
'Most people don't understand gambling'
British EuroMillions couple describe their record win
Slot-machine gamblers are hard to pin down
Slot Machine Gamblers — Why Are They So Hard to Study?

Australia & Bahamas - Aus. Daily Telegraph
Gambler Harry Kakavas ordered to pay casino $1.12 million
Mr. Kakavas has lost his second attempt to recoup his gambling losses through the Australian court system - this time $1.12 million presently owed to the Atlantis Casino in the Bahamas.

Auckland, New Zealand - & Business Week/Bloomberg
Sky City's half-year profit up 23%
Sky City First-Half Net Rises 30% on Australia Gain

Pennsylvania & Delaware - Press of Atlantic City & Delaware Online
Pennsylvania casino hiring boom likely to target laid off Atlantic City workers
Feeling lucky? 750 casino jobs coming

Glasgow - Evening Times
24-hour casino critics raise stakes casino picture of the day...

ILC_PokerRoom - Indiana Live! Casino electronic poker room.

additional headlines...
Players' union helping Matthew Etherington deal with gambling debts
Casino-holdup suspect dead after Oakland Park standoff - Miami Herald
New schedule revealed at Dusk Till Dawn
32Red acquires two European casinos - IBTimes
Betfred targets Tote and London gamblers - Manchester Evening News
Young girl left in car at casino seized - Calgary

Monday, 15th February

Guyana - Stabroek News
Princess Casino to be opened in three weeks

Singapore - Channel News Asia
Visitorship to Sentosa Island surges following opening of RWS casino & theme park

Las Vegas - Daily Telegraph
Psychedelic patterned carpets in Las Vegas casinos designed to keep gamblers awake

Singapore - Peoples Daily, Bloomberg & 
Singapore opens its first casino on Sentosa Island
Genting Opens Singapore’s First Casino, Plans U.S. Expansion
"We are actively looking at the U.S. and we see great opportunities," Lim told reporters in Singapore today. "Singapore’s project would be a good model for our future investments going forward."

Macau & Australia - SMH & Melbourne Age/Business Day
No Trinity, no trio for Packer
Melco gives up on casino

Las Vegas - Las Vegas Sun
Ill with terminal lung cancer, ex-floor manager presses for ban
Despite health risks, casino dealers still exposed to cigarette smoke
Protest for Smoke-Free Gaming

Las Vegas - Las Vagas Sun
Elvis Presley: A love affair

Honolulu - Honolulu Advertiser
Hawaii lawmaker again debating legal gambling

Oklahoma - Las
Sneak peek inside new Choctaw Casino/Resort promo

additional headlines...
Man found guilty of threatening to burn down casino - Facing up to 25 years !
Bulgaria gambling industry wants to be treated as tourism -
Matthew Etherington: I blew £1.5m on gambling and kept my shame a secret from family - Daily Mail
Fla. lottery winner led problem-filled life - AP
Child support plan irks casinos - Senator wants winners checked against database of deadbeats - Indiana

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