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Friday, 30th April

Las Vegas - Yahoo/Business Wire
Wynn Resorts, Limited Reports First Quarter Results
Wynn Resorts, Limited Earnings Conference Call (Q1 2010)

Las Vegas - Wall Street Journal
Wynn Says Casino Base Could Move From Vegas to Macau

Singapore - Yahoo/Channel NewsAsia
Casino cabby cheat sentenced to nine—months jail

Australia - Sydney Morning Herald/AAP & Deakin University
Report calls for action on gambling
"The report, by academics Linda Hancock and Michael O'Neil, says Australia should establish a national gambling regulator that would set poker machine quotas, bet limits and other initiatives."
Commonwealth Government must move to control gambling regulation

Jamaica - Jamaica Observer, Gleaner &
Casino gaming bill signed into law - Casino Gaming Act 2010.
Casino legislation comprehensive, strict, says senator
Casino Gaming Act Sent to King's House

Selected videos...
Macquarie’s Simkins Says Wynn's Results "Very Strong"
Philly Casino Group May Face License Revocation

Casino Cheats - WPMI NBC 15 Mobile
. Casino images of the day...

Revel Casino Atlantic City
Revel Casino Atlantic City
Casino Connection International's photostream
Inside Mohegan Sun
Inside Mohegan Sun
Klingon65's photostream

additional headlines...
Harrah’s launches counter suit against Ultra Internet Media - Recent Poker
Seminole Gaming Selects gameViz Solution for Gaming Analytics - Kent

Thursday, 29th April
The Making of Marina Bay Sands.wmv

Macau & Hong Kong - MarketWatch/Globe Newswire
Melco Crown Entertainment Announces First Quarter 2010 Earnings
Melco Crown Entertainment Limited Earnings Conference Call (Q1 2010)

New Zealand -
Gaming Industry Calls For Greater Recognition - Gaming Technologies Association - Gaming Technologies Association

Chile -
Earthquake Shatters Chilean Casino Revenues
"The regulator also said that total visits to Chile’s casinos fell by 56% (to 178,733 from 406,500) between February and March. However, average spend per visit was up – by 26% to US$66.50."

Macau - WSJ
Macau builder limit could crimp casinos

Las Vegas - Las Vegas Sun
Pay for pre-shift meetings spurs suit against Harrah’s
Station Casinos: Boyd Gaming meddling in bankruptcy case
Longtime state senator named to Gaming Commission

Macau - Macau Daily Times
Sands wants MOP 96 billion, from Macau property sale
Macau casinos in world media: underrepresented
Casino operators donate MOP 13 million to Qinghai

U.K. News...
William Hill gets online sales boost
Q1 Interim 
Q1 Interim Management Statement - William Hill
Big names confirmed for UKIPT Nottingham
888 to cut costs as Q2 trading disappoints - Reuters
Gaming VC, new London casino giant Hippodrome sign with InTouch

additional headlines...
April 19: Robert Earl's Exit Interview
Land for Cincy Casino Sells for $35 Million - Cincinnnati, Ohio.
Macau builder limit could crimp casinos - WSJ

Wednesday, 28th April
marina bay sands soft opening

Vietnam - &
Danang gambling venue chops casino from name
Vietnam Casinos Target Chinese Mainland Visitors with No Access to Macao - Langson, Vietnam

Marina Bay Sands opening...
Singapore opens world's second most expensive casino - W.A. Today
Singapore's $5.94 billion casino opens - Reuters, AFP & AP photo gallery.
Sands CEO: potential for Vegas-style strip in Europe - Reuters
marina bay sands soft opening

Second most expensive casino opens - Reuters Video.
Inside Casino 05
Inside Casino 05
alancgibb's photostream
Inside Casino 06
Inside Casino 06
It's Open! Marina Bay Sands will blow your mind away!
It's Open! Marina Bay Sands will blow your mind away!
williamcho's photostream

Singapore - Malaysia Star
Singapore visitor arrivals 17.3% up on casino boost

India & Australia - Courier Mail
Shane Warne denies betting links after match fixing allegations arise in Indian Premier League

London - Sky News
Bookies Gamble On Making Odds Decimal

Pennsylvania - Philadelphia Inquirer
Thousands attend SugarHouse Casino’s jobs fair

Las Vegas - Las Vegas Sun: Liz Benston
No gambling required: Harrah’s widens rewards program

Las Vegas - Reuters: Deena Beasley
Harrah's CEO turns focus to online poker, Asia
"The company reported on Tuesday that its first-quarter loss widened to $195.6 million from $132.7 million a year earlier as revenue fell nearly 3 percent to $2.19 billion."
Harrah's Entertainment reports bigger 1Q loss - Business Week
Harrah's Loss Widens on Debt-Payment Costs - WSJ
Harrah’s reports loss as recession takes toll - Las Vegas Sun
Harrah’s Entertainment Reports First-Quarter Results; Debt Reductions, Maturity Extensions Improve Liquidity

Selected videos...
Sands Bets Big on Singapore Casino - Dow Jones Video
Sugarhouse Casino Hosting Job Fair
SugarHouse Casino Holding Job Fair

additional headlines...
Fighting fraud: Casino strives to 'take available data and turn it into usable information' -
Paris Hilton adds sizzle to Vanity and Rehab at Hard Rock Hotel - LVS
Problem gamblers increase by 25% - New Zealand

Tuesday, 27th April
MBSS_1_0001.wmv - Promotional video for the Marina Bay property.

Marina Bay opening - images from members

IMG_0306 - Iondanker's photostream
IMG_0313 - Iondanker's photostream
IMG_0243 - Iondanker's photostream
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johnwong188's photostream
Marina Bay Sands Casino
Marina Bay Sands Casino
johnwong188's photostream

Singapore - Marketwire & Straits Times
Marina Bay Sands Opens Its Doors - Grand Opening Celebration on Track for June 23
Marina Bay casino opens

Las Vegas - Las Vegas Review-Journal
Boyd Gaming withdraws several objections in Station Casinos bankruptcy

Las Vegas - Las Vegas Review-Journal
Harrah's mum about rumors the Rio is for sale

Singapore - Yahoo/AP & Reuters
Sands opens Singapore's second casino-resort
Sands CEO says Singapore casino to break even in 5 yrs - AP photo

Las Vegas - Las Vegas Sun
Worker who campaigned to ban casino smoking dies of cancer

Selected videos...

Shooting Star Casino - TV Campaign from Casey Brewer on Vimeo.

Shooting Star Casino - TV Campaign
Amusing set of commercials for the Shooting Star Casino in Minnesota.
EPT Grand Final 2010: Welcome to Monte Carlo!! video

additional headlines...
Body found near Helix Bridge - Straits Times
Gaming Board Holds Hearing On Table Games
Chile Casino Ordered To Pay Compensation for Discrimination - Santiago Times
Matusow Busts Negreanu Twice on High Stakes Poker - Card Player
Shuffle Master says Timothy Parrott no longer CEO - Reuters

Saturday & Sunday, 24th & 25th April

Singapore -, Channel News Asia & Straits Times
World’s First Double Helix Pedestrian Bridge Opens in Singapore
Marina Bay Sands all set to open on Apr 27, with round-the-clock work
Marina Bay bridges open

Kent, England -
Poker woman from Sittingbourne plays for £2.2m prize
The £1m poker face - The Sun

Dundalk, Ireland - Sunday Times
Ahern in casino backing row
Massive Dundalk Leisure Plans Revealed - November 2009

Matthews. N.C. - Yahoo/Business Wire
PokerTek Signs Exclusive Heads-Up Challenge Distributor in South Africa
PokerTek expands in South Africa - Charlotte Business Journal

Gaming Investments - Yahoo/Indie Research
Slot Machine Stocks Catching Up With Casinos

Encore at Wynn Macau Grand Opening Fireworks Spectacular
EPT Sanremo 2010 - Main Event - The winner is Liv Boeree

Las Vegas - Business Week/Bloomberg
Harrah’s Said to Seek Offers for Rio Las Vegas Casino

Las Vegas - AP & Las Vegas Sun
Las Vegas Sands CEO Adelson got $5.58M in 2009
Las Vegas Sands CEO Sheldon Adelson made $3.73 million in 2009

Washington State - Yahoo/Globe Newswire
Nevada Gold to Acquire Seven Mini-Casinos in Washington for $11.1 Million

Selected videos...
First Cagayan Free Trade Zone Video- Calvin Ayre Video
Iceland Volcano Update by Rebecca Liggero-
Liv Boeree Wins The EPT San Remo 2010.flv
New Stratosphere SkyJump
SkyJump Las Vegas - Stratosphere Hotel Casino images of the day...

Encore Macau Fireworks
Encore Macau Fireworks
Casino Connection International's photostream
Monte Carlo Casino
Monte Carlo Casino
Chris Wevers' photostream

additional headlines...
The Death of WSEX and Final Ruin of Jay Cohen! -
Ban kids' iPhone gambling apps: Xenophon - SMH
Slot Machine Stocks Catching Up With Casinos - Yahoo/Indie Research
The stunnning £1m victory for Britain's red-hot poker girl - Daily Express
Banned gamblers slip in - Singapore. Straits Times
Pair accused of betting scam that landed €8k - Ireland 
Gambling Commission Finally Make a Decision - Forest Green Rovers

Friday, 23th April

Wyomissing - Business Wire
Penn National Gaming Reports First Quarter Revenue of $592.3 Million

Las Vegas - In Business Las Vegas
Higher hotel room inventory felt

Rotterdam & Lille. France - Gaming Support Press release
Groupe Lucien Barrière Chooses Gaming Support Signs For Its Newest Casino

Atlantic City & New York - AP & The Street
Revel-ation: Morgan Stanley's $932M loss on casino
Morgan Stanley Books $932M Revel Loss

Birmingham & Scarborough -
Tender: UK-Solihull: casino operating services
Tender: UK-Scarborough: casino operating services

Reno - Las Vegas Sun & AP
IGT reports profit increase in quarter
International Game Technology 2Q profit up 7 pct

Las Vegas - Yahoo/AP
Boyd objects to Station Casinos bankruptcy plan

London - Evening Standard, Daily Telegraph & NE Business
Grosvenor Casinos lead the way for Rank Group
Rank revenues rise as more punters head for the casino
Gaming business has made good start to the year

London - The Independent
Bigger casinos are coming... eventually
"The latter (Newham) is even hoping to have its venue open in time for the 2012 Olympics"
Britain's casinos play a smart hand

New billboard turns young gamblers away from Hollywood Casino
WHP CBS 21 Harrisburg.


additional headlines...
‘LASt VEGAS’ gives a new wrinkle to the party-in-Vegas spirit of ‘The Hangover’
Genting Subscribes To US$48 Mil Notes Issued By MGM
$42.9 million malfunction nets frustrated player $23 plus comps
Victor’s ‘Mr Bets’ to front Spain launch
Cabby admits cheating casino - Singapore. Straits Times
Anonymous memo ties Internet gaming bill to Abramoff -
Bay’s former boxing star Paul King dies aged 79 - Torquay Casino murders 1973.
Asesinan de un balazo al ex presidente del casino flotante - Buenos Aires

Thursday, 22nd April

Vietnam - & Reuters
Developers set sights on Vietnam gambling strip - MGM Grand Ho Tram
MGM-branded casino planned for Vietnam resort area
MGM Grand Ho Tram - Phase 2
MGM Grand Ho Tram - Phase 2
Gamingfloor's photostream

U.K. - Reuters & MoneyAM
Rank gets casinos, online sales boost
Casinos boost Rank
Interim Management Statement (PDF 148 KB)

Las Vegas - Las Vegas Sun/AP
MGM Mirage CEO Murren paid $13.75M in 2009
Jim Murren's 2009 pay included $2 million in salary, a $500,000 bonus, a $3.5 million performance-based cash bonus and $664,000 in perks, he also received stock options worth $7.09 million.

San Remo, Italy - Earth Times/UB Press release
Liv Boeree of Wins EPT San Remo Main Event


Macau - China Daily & Las Vegas Sun
Wynn Encore casino and hotel opens in Macao
Wynn opens Macau casino, weighs moving headquarters

West Virginia - Yahoo/AP
June opening for W.Va. resort's casino

Las Vegas - LVR-J/Trading Markets & Las Vegas Sun
Creditors unhappy with Station Casinos bankruptcy plan
Creditors attack Station Casinos bankruptcy plan

Selected videos...
Doubling Down on Asia Casinos - MarketWatch
Downtown Las Vegas Casinos Struggle to Lure Gamblers - Casino images of the day...

Atlantic City Boardwalk - New Jersey
Atlantic City Boardwalk - New Jersey
dougtone's photostream
A New Crown Jewel of Singapore? We shall see pretty soon...
A New Crown Jewel of Singapore? We shall see pretty soon...
williamcho's photostream

additional headlines...
Casino revenue slides - Mississippi. Biloxi Sun-Herald.
Credit bureau to settle probe into selling gamblers’ information - Las Vegas Sun
Shuffle Master CEO taking leave of absence for health issues

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