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Archive 2010: 15th - 21st August

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Saturday & Sunday, 21st & 22nd August

Barbados - Barbados Advocate
No to casino gambling for Barbados

Las Vegas - Las Vegas Sun
Gaming board: Caesars Palace wrong to let player dance on baccarat table

Las Vegas - The Daily Beast: Steve Friess
Art Mystery Solved: Steve Wynn's $33 Million Rembrandt

Macau - WSJ
Wynn Macau 1st-Half Net Doubles As Gambling Revenue Soars

Las Vegas - Las Vegas Sun
Las Vegas jobless rate climbs to 14.8%
"The rate doesn't include workers who are too discouraged to seek employment. Nevadaís actual rate for the second quarter of this year was 21.5%, or 8.4% higher than the announced figures, the department said."

Ghana -
La Casino donates proceeds from World Cup draw to New Horizon School

Singapore - Asia One
Jay Chou blows RM4.6mil in Singapore casino in two days
Man who lost S$26mil gambling is head of seafood business

Great Yarmouth - Eastern Daily Press
Great Yarmouth casino race hots up
"The EDP understands at least four operators are expected to lodge applications for the licence when the borough council formally advertises it in the industry publication Casino Review on September 20."

Selected audio & video...
State law keeps from hitting jackpot - WUPW FOX Toledo, OH.
Gamblers Leaving Kids In Car Face Ban - WTXF FOX 29 Philadelphia. Casino images of the day...

Grand Victoria Casino-Elgin, IL
Grand Victoria Casino-Elgin, IL
William 74's photostream
Agua Caliente Celebrity Chips
Agua Caliente Celebrity Chips
Gamingfloor's photostream

additional headlines...
Western Pennsylvania casinos flush with table game dealers
Joe Sebok updates on UB cheating scandal research - Bluff Europe
Accused thief 'hid jewels inside body' - Burswood Casino, Perth.

Friday, 20th August

Macau - Bloomberg
Macau Casino Revenue May Grow 40% to $2 Billion This Month, CLSA Estimates
"Macau casino gambling revenue in the first 15 days of August rose 51 percent from a year ago to 7.9 billion patacas, CLSA analyst Aaron Fischer said in a note to clients today."

Gaming - Meritt Herald, Vancouver Sun &
Casino website ready for relaunch
B.C. online casino relaunched after privacy breaches
B.C. gambling website stumbles in re-launch

Singapore - Malaysian Star
Man who lost RM62mil gambling to sue casino

Pennsylvania - Philadelphia Inquirer
Pa. casinos have hard time finding dealers
"Not only have the state's nine gambling halls hired more than 3,600 dealers and supervisors to man nearly 650 new tables, but Delaware casinos added table games in June and SugarHouse Casino in Philadelphia  is due to open next month with 40 tables that will need 300 workers"

Macau - Macau Business
Macau gaming tax revenues boost
Macau says 'No' to Google Street View

Massachusetts - AP
Wonderland dog racetrack in Mass. to close
"Until the early 1990s when the Connecticut casinos opened, Wonderland was considered the premier greyhound track in the world,"
Wonderland rescue in works

Arizona & Minnesota - Yahoo/PRNewswire
Table Trac Wins Contract to Provide Navajo Nation with Casino Management System

Atlantic City - Daily Record & Philadelphia Inquirer
Atlantic City casinos see gross profits dip again
11 A.C. casinos post 22.6 percent drop in profits for 2d quarter

Las Vegas - Las Vegas Sun
Gaming veteran gets OK to operate downtown casinos

Panama & Madrid - Yahoo/MarketWire &
Thunderbird Resorts Inc.: Panama Sale is Completed
Codere invierte 29,6 millones de euros en seis casinos en Panamá

Selected audio & video...

Mohegan Sun Adds More Table Games - WNEP ABC 16 Scranton, PA
. Casino images of the day...

West Tower Installation of The Cosmopolitan Sign
West Tower Installation of The Cosmopolitan Sign
The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas' photostream
West Tower Installation of The Cosmopolitan Sign
West Tower Installation of The Cosmopolitan Sign
The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas' photostream

additional headlines...
Station strikes accord with second group of unsecured creditors - LVR-J
Madonna to scoop $1bn lottery with Las Vegas residency? - Metro UK
Bill would end welfare-card use at casino ATM - Detroit Free Press
Cleveland casino to start off in former Higbee's - AP
Louisiana's casinos post strong July in winnings - Business Week

Thursday, 19th August

Spain -
Approved New Gaming Regulation in the Canaries
Casino Valencia opens today - 17th August. Cirsa.
More than 11000 Catalan gamblers are included in the Gaming Self- exclusion Register

Las Vegas - Las Vegas Sun
Tropicana says renovations show signs of paying off

Online Gambling - eGaming Review
Sky-high marketing costs hit Bwin profits

Israel - Haaretz
Bezeq and Netvision ordered to block online gambling sites

New York & Macau - ACN Newswire
Asia Entertainment & Resources Ltd. Becomes the First VIP Gaming Promotion Company Listed on the NASDAQ Market

Singapore & UK - AsiaOne
No dividends for Genting S'pore shareholders
Genting Singapore shareholders have voted for the transfer of the companies UK operations to be sold to the parent company

Singapore - Today Online
Local businessman loses $26m at RWS casino over 3 days

Selected audio & video...
Natural gas fuels Foxwoods - WTNH ABC 8 New Haven

Le metier de croupier
The Early Years of Victor Chandler Part 1
The Early Years of Victor Chandler Part 2

additional headlines...
Wynn Macau at risk of losing market share: Citi - Macau Business
High stakes poker game - Portsmouth
Detection of gangster-related baseball gambling declines - Japan Today
Bookmaker Coral hires Slice PR to promote deal with the Football League
Letís sort out our gambling laws and then lure in the high rollers - Ireland
Visionary iGaming appoints Gian Perroni - iGaming Business

Wednesday, 18th August

Las Vegas - Las Vegas Sun
Monorail proposes plan to cut $630 million in debt

New York -  NY Times
Genting to Spend $1.3 Billion on New York Gambling Project
The name for the project at Aqueduct racetrack will probably be Resorts World New York.

Palm Beach - Miami Herald/Palm Beach Post
Palm Beach seeks casino cruise ship

Miami - South Florida Business Journal
Florida Gaming losses deepen as jai alai struggles

Hong Kong & Macau - Reuters
Sands China jumps 4 pct on report of strong Macau revs in Aug

Israel - ynetnews
Police bar access to online gambling sites

Saskatchewan, Canada - Yahoo/CBC
Casino Regina strike affected revenues

Singapore - WSJ & GovMonitor
Singapore Casinos Could Rival Las Vegas By 2012
Singapore Targets 17 Million Visitor Arrivals By 2015

Selected audio & video...
Aug. 9: Mafia Wars, Vegas Style - The Strip Podcast
Design, Name Of Casino Still Being Debated - WLWT NBC 5 Cincinnati OH.

additional headlines...
MP coy over Mildura casino - Victoria, Australia
Casino chip thief fined - Straits Times
Dallas police seek suspects in deadly robbery at illegal gambling hall


Tuesday, 17th August

Online Gambling - Wall Street Journal
Defendants Agree To Forfeit $13.3M In Online Gambling Case

New Zealand - Bloomberg
Sky City Entertainment's Profit Falls 12% After Tax-Related Charge

Manila - ABS-CBN News
Privatized Pagcor to bring in more revenues for gov't
PAGCOR privatization could take up to 4 years


Las Vegas - Business Wire, Las Vegas Sun & LVR-J
Station Casinos Announces Second Quarter Results
Station Casinos reports wider loss in second quarter
Station Casinos sees $69.6 million quarterly loss

Greece - The Guardian
BC Partners hit by Greek casino cash crisis - Thessaloniki & Mont Parnes

Nevada - NY Times
Lake Mead's Water Level Plunges as 11-Year Drought Lingers

Hoover Dam
Hoover Dam
maxbelz's photostream

Newcastle - The Northern Echo
Gambling addict ordered to pay just £1 over gun and drugs stash

Mildura, Victoria - ABC News
City backs casino plan

additional headlines...
Woman gets jackpot but remains banned from Casino Pauma
Foxwoods, Mohegan Sun report higher July revenue - New Haven Register/AP
Table Trac, Inc. Announces Second Quarter 2010 Financial Results
I'm £2m poorer but happy says lotto girl Callie Rogers
The British Poker Awards Moves to Larger Venue - Bluff Europe

Monday, 16th August

Las Vegas - LVR-J
M Resort facing sale - Main debt holder puts its stake in hotel-casino up for auction 

Singapore - Straits Times & Channel News Asia
African casino cheat jailed
Tanzanian casino cheat gets 24 months jail
"Past posting S$1.000 chips on straight up's - it didn't work the 4th time "

Atlantic City - The Press of Atlantic City
Pinnacle casino site in Atlantic City may sell at 70 percent discount

Las Vegas - LVR-J
Las Vegas home values keep going down
"The median resale home price was $126,000 in June, a steep tumble from the peak of $285,000 in 2006."

Manila - Philippine Inquirer
Pagcor: Expansion before sale

Oklahoma - NewsOK
Oklahoma Indian gaming revenues soar
"The percentage of Class III electronic games in Oklahoma Indian casinos grew from 10% in 2005 to 66% in 2008, while the total number of gaming machines rose from 31,834 to 53,897,."

Las Vegas - Las Vegas Sun
Why causing big debt has not cost Fertittas control of Station Casinos

Macau - Business Week & MarketWatch/Globe Newswire
Melco Crown CFO Simon Dewhurst steps down
Melco Crown Entertainment Announces Departure of CFO

additional headlines...
NM slot malfunction submitted to Supreme Court
Finnish Gambling Advert Ban Hits Media Pockets - Gambling Compliance
Empire Resorts loses $9M in quarter - Record Online
Genting S'pore shares up 6.2% - eG
Macau Casino Owner Chow Settles With Merrill Lynch, Och-Ziff, SCMP Reports - Bloomberg

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