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Saturday & Sunday, 28th & 29th August
European Casino Employee Poker Championship
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There will be no updates to Gaming floor whilst I'm in Berlin for the Shuffle Master Poker Challenge. Normal service should be resumed around Friday, 3rd September. A report from the tournament and a selection of images will be posted on the Forum and on GF's Flickr photostreamIan
www.gamingfloor.biz/forum/showthread.php?t=3712
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Lake Tahoe - Tahoe Daily Tribune
30 years later | Trail of clues led authorities to Harvey's casino bombers
Harvey's Casino Bombing

Hull - The Guardian: Vicktoria Coren book review
Devilfish: The Life and Times of a Poker Legend by Dave Ulliot
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dave_Ulliott
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/5/55/Daveulliott.jpg

London & Pakistan - News of the World, Croydon Today, Herald Sun & Times of India
Match-fixer pockets £150k as he rigs England Test at Lord's
Croydon Athletic owner arrested as police probe alleged cricket betting scam
Pakistan agent alleges Sydney Test was rigged
Pakistan-England match-fixing scandal: Butt is ringleader, alleges bookie
www.croydonathletic.net
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mazhar_Majeed
www.bluesky-developments.com
Lord's Test at centre of fixing allegations
More match fixing allegations rock Pakistan
 

Pennsylvania - Citizens Voice
Casinos create thousands of jobs, but base pay criticized

Pennsylvania - The Morning Call
Casinos winners at table games
3 men bilk Pocono casino by switching chips, police say

Chile - MercoPress.com/Santiago Times
Chile Looks to Relax Casino Laws to Cater Cruise Ship Tourism

New York - Ithaca Journal
N.Y. reduces commission rate paid to casino vendors

Singapore - Malaysian Star & ABS-CBN News/AFP
Gambling hard for the money
Singapore counts winnings as casinos boost tourism

Las Vegas - Yahoo/Globe Newswire
Galaxy Gaming's Triple Attack Blackjack Wins Best New Table Game of 2010 Award
www.galaxygaming.com

Las Vegas - PRNewswire
Gaming Partners International and International Game Technology Enter Into RFID License and Transfer Agreement
www.gpigaming.com
http://finance.yahoo.com/q?s=GPIC

Reno & Italy - Source
Italy's Casino de la Vallee Installs IGT's sbX Casino Management System
www.casinodelavallee.it
 

Selected audio & video...
Gaming board hears residents on proposed casinos - Gettysburg Pennsylvania.
 

Flickr.com Casino images of the day...

DPRK - Yanggakdo Hotel Pyongyang
DPRK - Yanggakdo Hotel Pyongyang
kwramm's photostream
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George Raft's Colony Club
George Raft's Colony Club
Gamingfloor's photostream
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Lucky Eagle Casino
Lucky Eagle Casino
Intelisecurity's photostream 
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additional headlines...
Bodog makes first move into offline betting
Station Casinos Wins Approval for Bankruptcy Exit Plan With Fertitta Sale
Judge OKs Station Casinos bankruptcy exit plan - Reuters
Paris Hilton arrested on cocaine charge
Paris Hilton arrested in Las Vegas for possessing cocaine
Italian official calls for "vice tax" on new casino
Knifepoint robber who 'poses high risk' jailed for terrifying betting shop raids
 


 
 
Friday, 27th August

Las Vegasn - Las Vegas Sun
Blackjack payouts drop, but oh, those dancers!
Caesars Palace to pay $250,000 over baccarat player’s table walk
If a punter wants to dance on the table ?
Reid wusses out; Sucker bets, Sheldon & Strippers - David McKee

Pennsylvania - Daily Local & Philadelphia Inquirer
Pennsylvania's table gaming numbers a big win
Parx table games made $2.3M in two weeks
 

Table Game Numbers Are In - WNEP ABC 16 Scranton, PA
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Singapore - Straits Times & Yahoo/AFP
Casino ban for top execs
Singapore company bars management from local casinos

Johannesburg - MoneyWeb.co.za
Sun International FY profit falls
www.suninternational.com

Newcastle - Newcastle Chronicle & Journal
Tyneside casino boss admits bigamy case
Bigamist Lee Naugher set to wed again
 

Flickr.com Casino images of the day...

The Maybury Roadhouse, Corstorphine
The Maybury Roadhouse, Corstorphine/a>
davyjones144's photostream
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Ford Gt 40
Ford Gt 40 - Casino Boulogne Sur Mer
Gt-event's photostream
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additional headlines...
Ticket prices reduced at British Poker Awards - Bluff Europe
 


 
 
Thursday, 26th August

Hong Kong & Macau - WSJ
Sands China Cotai Project Delayed; Net Profit Soars
http://finance.yahoo.com/q?s=1928.HK
www.sandschinaltd.com

Malaysia - WSJ
Genting Net Surges on New Casino 

Singapore - Reuters
Casino cash may inject $1.5 bln into Singapore annually-DBS
 

Marina Bay Sands Showreel - August 2010
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Las Vegas - Yahoo/AP & Reuters
Cosmopolitan in Vegas partners with Marriott Int'l
Las Vegas Cosmopolitan partners with Marriott
"The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, which plans to open 2,000 of its Las Vegas Strip hotel rooms in mid-December, has linked up with Marriott International Inc (MAR.N), giving it much-needed access to a database of customers."
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cosmopolitan_of_Las_Vegas
www.cosmopolitanlasvegas.com

Johannesburg - S.A. Times
Bid to curb online gambling - Bank urged to act on credit-card bets

Australia - Business Week/Bloomberg & AAP
Crown Surges in Sydney After Casino Operator Turns to Profit
Crown records profit growth
www.crowncasino.com.au
http://au.finance.yahoo.com/q?s=CWN.AX
 

Bright Lights - Crown Casino
Bright Lights - Crown Casino
J-C-M's photostream
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Mayport, Florida - Jacksonville.com
New casino ship antes up to resume where SunCruz Casinos stopped
"The fate of the SunCruz ships remains tied up in the bankruptcy litigation. Two of the SunCruz ships, including the one that sailed out of Mayport, are docked at the shipyards in Green Cove Springs."
www.antiquariantraders.com - Mark Slotkin
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SunCruz_Casinos

Newcastle - Newcastle Journal
Newcastle Grosvenor Casino boss on bigamy charge
G Casino Newcastle

Swansea - Swansea Evening Post
Casino's £200 bill to fix cheat's boozy exit
Grosvenor Casino Swansea

Walsall - Express & Star
Casino revamp on the cards to widen appeal
Grosvenor Casino Walsall
 

additional headlines...
Senators lukewarm on Saipan casino bill - Saipan Tribune
UK racing loses fans to soccer, other betting
 


 
 
Wednesday, 25th August

San Juan, Puerto Rico - Business Week/AP & 
Masked men steal $250K from PRico resort casino
Asalto de película a casino
www.gran-melia-puerto-rico.com

Saipan, C.N.M.I. - Business Week
Bill would legalize gambling on Saipan

Atlantic City - Press of Atlantic City
Harrah’s pools bad-beat jackpot among its four Atlantic City casinos
"Harrah’s Entertainment debuted its citywide bad-beat jackpot Tuesday morning, with a starting amount of $524,045 casino officials said."
www.harrahs.com/atlantic-city-poker.html

Atlantic City - Press of Atlantic City
Analysts tell Dennis Gomes he needs to reinvent Resorts Atlantic City
www.gomesgaming.com

Hungary - RealDeal.hu
Gambling association calls for regulations against international games

South Africa - MoneyWeb
Online gambling now illegal
 
 

Flickr.com Casino images of the day...

Blackjack now at Seminole Casino Coconut Creek
Blackjack now at Seminole Casino Coconut Creek
SeminoleCasinoCoconutCreek's photostream
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IMG_1523
IMG_1523
Tony042's photostream
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additional headlines...
New Foxwoods VP worked with Seneca Gaming - Tara Gregson. The Day
Galaxy Gaming Authorized in Pennsylvania
www.galaxygaming.com
Even after salary cut, casino CEO earns $4 million - IoC James Perry
 


 
 
Thursday, 24th August

Johannesburg - Business Day
Online gambling banned in South Africa
"Fine of R10 million or ten years in jail for online casinos, individuals, including internet service providers and banks who process payments for online gamblers and individuals who gamble online."
www.ggb.org.za

Connecticut - The Day
Former exec returns to Foxwoods as marketing VP - Steve Karoul.

Malaysia - Straits Times
Genting's stockholder revolt
The sale of Genting Singapore's UK casino operations has been approved. 38% of parent company Genting's shareholders opposed the move.

Las Vegas - Las Vegas Sun
R-J accused of entrapment over copyright enforcement

Nevada - Las Vegas Sun
More games per machine means fewer slots in Nevada casinos
"As of June 30, there were 168,504 slots in Nevada casinos, about the same number that were operating in 1997."

Atlantic City - NJ.com
Atlantic City authorities arrest 40 women in anti-prostitution sweep

Macau - Macau Business
Macau visitor arrivals soar
Macau Balance of Payments records surplus of MOP17 billion

Las Vegas - LVR-J
Passenger counts drop 1.1% at McCarran International Airport

Online Gambling - Manchester Evening News
GB Group in deal with betting site
12Bet.com engages GB Group to enter European market
www.gb.co.uk
www.12bet.com
 

Selected audio & video...
The Business of Gambling - CNBC Interview Warrick Bartlett. 20th August.
Gambling Stakes On Wynn - CNBC Interview Philip Tulk. 20th August.
 

Pa. Casinos Struggling To Find Dealers - WTXF FOX 29 Philadelphia.
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Flickr.com Casino images of the day...

Grand Lisboa Hotel / Casino, Macau
Grand Lisboa Hotel / Casino, Macau
Bart's Dad's photostream
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Casino Flamingo
Casino Flamingo - www.casinoflamingo.com.ar
Los expedientes C (Fotos)'s photostream
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additional headlines...
Miss Mexico crowned Miss Universe
Miss Mexico, Jimena Navarrete Crowned MISS UNIVERSE 2010 During Live NBC Telecast - VegasNews.com
Broadband down after SkyCity fire - Auckland, New Zealand
Casinos exempt for liquor lock-out - Auckland
Government defends casino move - Auckland
Wrong betting shows for Kempton winner Wafeira - Racing Post
 


 
 
Monday, 23rd August

Isle of Man - Isle-News.com
PALACE HOTEL & CASINO
Island loses Hilton Hotel franchise
www.seftongroup.co.im

Atlantic City - Washington Post/AP
Former exec to buy Resorts Atlantic City casino
www.gomesgaming.com
www.resortsac.com

Pennsylvania - Philadelphia Inquirer
4 seeking Pa.'s final casino license

New York - WSJ & LVR-J: Howard Stutz
Genting Bets Big on Resort Casino at Aqueduct
INSIDE GAMING: Aqueduct long shot looks like a winner

Malaysia - Malaysian Star
Spotlight on Genting EGM
www.genting.com

Singapore - Business Insider
Singapore's Casinos Just Opened But They're Already Set To Knock-Out Las Vegas

Delaware - Delaware Online
Gambling in Delaware: Table games draw a new crowd
 

Flickr.com Casino images of the day...

golden_cavalcade_casino
golden_cavalcade_casino
cpeezil's photostream
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Marina Bay Sands, Singapore's Integrated Resort
Marina Bay Sands, Singapore's Integrated Resort
Kushal Shah's photostream
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additional headlines...
Paddy Power suspends betting on The Stig's identity
Queenco Leisure in red after Greeks cut gambling
NORM: Wynn offers more for fellow vegans - LVR-J
Casino big fish, Chinatown figure 'behind huge drug syndicate' - 13th August
More than 40 arrested in E China casino bust - China Daily
 

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