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Wednesday, 21st April

New Jersey - N.J. Casino Control Commission - press release
CCC fines casinos on self-exclusion; underage players forfeit winnings to state

Newcastle - Rank Group - Press rlease
Grosvenor Casino on St James Boulevard to relaunch as G Casino Newcastle this May

Macau - Yahoo/AP
Wynn opens latest Macau hotel, plans new resort
Encore at Wynn Macau Opens Today

Macau & Las Vegas - AFP, CNBC & Bloomberg
US gaming mogul to build new Macau casino: report
Wynn Resorts May Move Headquarters to Macau: CEO
Wynn Says Obama, Economy Damping Outlook for Vegas

Wynn Macau - Encore exterior
Wynn Macau - Encore exterior
Gamingfloor's photostream
Wynn Macau - Encore Suite
Wynn Macau - Encore Suite
Gamingfloor's photostream
Wynn Resorts May Move Headquarters to Macau: CEO - CNBC Video
Wynn Discusses Macau Business, China's Economy, Yuan - Bloomberg Video

Hong Kong & Macau - WSJ
Shun Tak's Net Profit Skyrockets

Las Vegas -  WSJ & Las Vegas Sun
MGM Mirage to Become MGM Resorts International
Company asking for name change: MGM Resorts International

Las Vegas - Las Vegas Sun
Key lenders agree to Station Casinos reorganization plan

Selected videos...
Galaviz Says Future 'Bright' for Macau Casino Operators - Bloomberg Video
Fall River Casino - WPRI CBS 12 Providence. Massachusetts

additional headlines...
Coin-operated slots bring back sound of old Vegas - Las Vegas Sun

Tuesday, 20th April

Los Angeles - Yahoo/AP & Reuters
Cirque to put on show based on Michael Jackson
Cirque du Soleil to create Michael Jackson show

London - Clarion Events - Press release
International Gaming Expo secures Earls Court contract to 2015

Las Vegas - PRNewswire
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino and Morgans Hotel Group Open Acclaimed SKYBAR

Macau - Gaming Today
Encore at Wynn Macau Opens April 21, 2010 Celebration Marked by Spectacular Fireworks
Wynn reaches out to young photographers in Macau

New York & Las Vegas - FBI press releaae - 16th April
Australian Man Charged in Manhattan Federal Court with Laundering Half-Billion Dollars in Internet Gambling Proceeds

Las Vegas - Reuters
Station Casinos gets $772 mln bid to exit Chap. 11

Las Vegas - Las
Galaxy Gaming Acquires T & P Gaming's Table Game Business

New York - Yahoo/PRNewswire, Business Financial News & eGaming Review
Scientific Games Acquires Server-Based Gaming Terminals from Sceptre Leisure Plc
Sceptre Leisure sells FOBT business for £3.75m
Global Draw buys 700+ Sceptre machines post Playtech deal

Selected videos...
Leaving Las Vegas ? - CNBC. Cramer stock recommendations - WYNN. 2010 Irish Open Montage Casino images of the day...

Wynn Macau
Wynn Macau - Wynn Macau Encore opening 21st April, 2010.
Unforgettable Life !! since 2008's photostream
a casino undergoing construction across Merlion Park
a casino undergoing construction across Merlion Park
mangochips' photostream

additional headlines...
WagerLogic launches Marvel arbitration - eGaming Review
Conflicting Stories Regarding Full Tilt Poker Grand Jury Investigation
General Election 2010: Bookmakers expect record £25m of election bets

Monday, 19th April

India - & Daily Telegraph
MPs demand ban on IPL ‘gambling’, government declares probe
Indian Premier League chairman Lalit Modi denies allegations of money laundering

Edmonton, Alberta - The Press of Atlantic City
Threat of wildfire prompts casino evacation

Cancun, Mexico - Yahoo/Business Wire
Corporativo Richtime Taps PokerTek to Supply Automated Poker Tables in Mexico
"The first site to install PokerPro® is Richtime’s new Dubai Palace Casino in Cancun, which opens this month. This property offers two PokerPro tables, 450 slots, a Sports Book, multiple restaurants and a live music stage. It is one of the premier stand-alone gaming properties in Mexico, and will operate 24 hours"

Miami - Yahoo/Business Wire
Second Annual 'Carnival PokerPro Challenge' Poker Tournament Awards $75,000 Aboard the Carnival Freedom

New Zealand - Yahoo Aus/NZPA
Gaming machine expenditure down
"Figures released today show spending at the country's 1470 pubs and clubs decreased from $218.8 million in December 2009 quarter to $199.9m at March 31."

Atlantic City - The Press of Atlantic City
Bally's Wild Wild West getting $1.5 million makeover

Las Vegas & Brisbane, Australia - Courier Mail
Aussie man who 'owes millions in US' was turned in to authorities by online poker houses

Brussels -
Athletes advised on dos and don'ts of sports betting
EU Athletes & European betting industry launch educational campaign to support integrity in sports - European Gaming And Betting Association. - European Elite Athletes Association.

Sofia, Bulgaria - Focus Information Agency
Casino robbed in Sofia

Selected videos...
UFC wrestler in big trouble - WIVB CBS 4 Buffalo. Casino Niagara drive through.
Baby Left Alone In Car At Casino - KCRA NBC 3 Sacramento CA.
Caretaker Charged With Patient In Car While In Casino - KCTV FOX 5 Kansas City | Microgaming live blackjack shoe shuffle
. Casino images of the day...

Paris Casino
Paris Casino
frogdiva214's photostream
Sunrise over The Marina Bay Sands®
Sunrise over The Marina Bay Sands
m[r].E's photostream

additional headlines...
Tops seeds known for backgammon finale - Jamaica Observer
World Poker Tour Championship - Day 1 - Card Player

Saturday & Sunday, 17th & 18th April

New York - Yahoo/ABC News &
Fallen online tycoon Daniel Tzvetkoff faces 75 years jail
Poker giants turned in bankrupt internet tycoon Daniel Tzvetkoff
Businessmen charged over illegal online gambling transactions

Las Vegas - LVR-J - Howard Stutz
INSIDE GAMING: Rivals take stock in Galaxy Gaming

Auckland, New Zealand - N.Z. Herald
Casino drugs claim

Mississippi - Biloxi Sun-Herald
Southern Gaming Summit combines business, fun

Pietermaritzburg& Klerksdorp, South Africa - The Sowetan & Independent Online
Gambler shot - in first of two casino attacks
Casino robbed, five held

Macau - Business Wire
Asia Entertainment & Resources Ltd. Announces Rolling Chip Turnover for the First Quarter of 2010

Selected videos...
Wynn Las Vegas Magazine Behind The Scenes - Elaine Wynn

additional headlines...
Players Publishing: The Gambling Team Prepare 2010 World Cup Special
Police tapes tells of gambling kingpin's woes - Pennsylvania
Graft Probe Heats Up Bingo Issue in Alabama - Herald Tribune
Student robbed of £760 casino cash winnings - Southampton
Governor to Veto Gambling Bill - New Hampshire. N.Y Times

Friday, 16th April

Washington State - MarketWatch
Nevada Gold Announces Agreement to Purchase Seven Mini-Casinos in Washington

Massachusetts & Connecticut - Hartford Courant
Mohegan Sun Gets Casino Boost In Bay State

Louisiana - Bloomberg & Business Week/AP
Pinnacle Scraps Sugarcane Bay Casino Development
Pinnacle cancels riverboat casino project in La.

Tallahassee -
Florida Senate passes Seminole gambling deal

Selected videos...
On the Record: Casino debate, economic improvement
Massachusetts House approves bill to add two casinos, slots to the state

Potential recruits for 125 permanent and 375 temporary positions at Harrah's Las Vegas properties queue up in the Rio car park. Getty image collection at

additional headlines...
Gaming: UK bookie to open SA branch - Business Report. Victor Chandler
Lottery scam victim dies scarred - Woman suspected by fellow winners
Icahn to Appeal his Loss of 3 Trump Casinos - WCBS880/AP
Icahn Reviewing Options After Losing Trump Casinos - Business Week/Bloomberg
GOP memo against Web gambling invokes Abramoff scandal - Washington Post
Paddy Power pays executives €1m in bonuses despite profits falling 8%

Thursday, 15th April

Tallahassee - Miami Herald
Florida Senate approves Indian gaming compact
"The tribe would get the exclusive right to have blackjack and other table games at three Broward County casinos and two others in Imokalee and Tampa. All seven tribal casinos would be able to keep operating Las Vegas-style slot machines."

Australia - The Australian & Melbourne Age
Analyst predicts online casino boom as governments seek taxes
Online bookie offers punters credit

Nassau - Nassau Guardian
Bahamians express mixed views about legalized gambling

Las Vegas & Gibraltar - LVR-J
Harrah's seeks approval for partner - Suitability at issue for venture with online gaming company

Calgary & Vienna - Yahoo Canada/Market Wire
Casinos Austria International: Place Your Bets on Chartwell

London - eGaming Review
Betfair IPO moves closer with Morgan Stanley director hire

Strathclyde, Scotland - Morning Star & Daily Telegraph
Pair referred to prosecutor in betting investigation
Stephen Maguire-Jamie Burnett betting file handed to prosecutor

Boston, Massachusetts - The Boston Channel, Boston Globe & AP
House votes to allow casinos, slots
"House lawmakers approved a bill Wednesday to license two resort-style casinos and allow up to 3,000 slot machines at the state's four race tracks, bringing Massachusetts a step closer to the largest expansion of gambling since the creation of the state lottery in 1971."
Mass. House overwhelmingly approves gambling bill
House OK’s casinos, slots - Decisive reversal of ’08 defeat; prospects in Senate uncertain
Mass. House Approves Bill To Add 2 Casinos, Slots

Las Vegas - PRNewswire, Las Vegas Sun & The Street
MGM MIRAGE Reports Preliminary First Quarter Results
With revenue down, MGM Mirage to report loss
"Occupancy percentage at Aria was 63% with an average daily rate of $194."
Casino Losers: MGM Mirage, Melco

Las Vegas - Las Vegas Sun
Las Vegas foreclosure rate increases in March

Las Vegas - PRNewswire
MGM MIRAGE Elects Burton Cohen to the Board of Director
Retired gaming exec joins MGM Mirage board - UNLV Gaming Hall of Fame presentation.

Tallahassee - Miami Herald/AP
Florida Senate To Vote On Indian Gaming Compact

Saskatchewan Canada - Leader-Post
Sask. Gaming nets $51M in 2009
Sask. Gaming profit increases $2.2 million from 2008 - Saskatchewan Gaming Corporation

Las Vegas - Las Vegas Sun
Pro gambler settles Imperial Palace claim for $65,000
"The search turned up a large sum of money, chips from various casinos and two sets of identification, one of them false."

France - Reuters
No jackpot for online gambling firms in France

Pennsylvania - PRNewswire
Mason-Dixon selects Penn National Gaming to develop and manage $75 million resort project

Sports Betting - Owner Kenneth Weitzner Dead?
Foul Play Ruled Out in Shrink’s Death

Selected images & videos...
Dealers School Begins At Rivers Casino - Pittsburgh. 500 in the class.
Wynn Divorce: Most Expensive? - CNBC. Poor quality - news anchors waffling
Harrah’s to host job fair in search for 500 workers - Las Vegas Sun
"The casino operator announced today that it is looking to fill 125 full-time positions and 375 temporary, on-call or part-time positions."
Harrah's recruiting in Las Vegas - Getty
Harrah's recruiting in Las Vegas
Donald & Ivanka Trump - 9th April opening of Trump SoHo in New York
Grand Casino Club Cyprus Poker Tournament Casino images of the day...

City Center
City Center
cole24_'s photostream
Grand Lisboa Casino
Grand Lisboa Casino
nosyjoe42's photostream

additional headlines...
What’s in a name? A lot when the name is Trump
Poker Pro Canada Magazine Sets Huge Poker Event in Montreal April 15-18
Thousands taken in Southampton betting shop burglary - Daily Echo
'Don't put casino profits in the hands of the few' - Bermuda Sun
Victor Chandler exits Argentina; Bwin not far behind? -
Casino could open next year - Iowa. Larchwood Resort & Casino
Las Vegas foreclosure rate increases in March

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