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Archive 2010: 22nd - 31st August

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Saturday & Sunday, 28th & 29th August
European Casino Employee Poker Championship
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

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

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
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 - 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

Las Vegas - PRNewswire
Gaming Partners International and International Game Technology Enter Into RFID License and Transfer Agreement

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

Selected audio & video...
Gaming board hears residents on proposed casinos - Gettysburg Pennsylvania. Casino images of the day...

DPRK - Yanggakdo Hotel Pyongyang
DPRK - Yanggakdo Hotel Pyongyang
kwramm's photostream
George Raft's Colony Club
George Raft's Colony Club
Gamingfloor's photostream
Lucky Eagle Casino
Lucky Eagle Casino
Intelisecurity's photostream 

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

Singapore - Straits Times & Yahoo/AFP
Casino ban for top execs
Singapore company bars management from local casinos

Johannesburg -
Sun International FY profit falls

Newcastle - Newcastle Chronicle & Journal
Tyneside casino boss admits bigamy case
Bigamist Lee Naugher set to wed again Casino images of the day...

The Maybury Roadhouse, Corstorphine
The Maybury Roadhouse, Corstorphine/a>
davyjones144's photostream

Ford Gt 40
Ford Gt 40 - Casino Boulogne Sur Mer
Gt-event's photostream

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

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

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."

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

Bright Lights - Crown Casino
Bright Lights - Crown Casino
J-C-M's photostream

Mayport, Florida -
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." - Mark Slotkin

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

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."

Atlantic City - Press of Atlantic City
Analysts tell Dennis Gomes he needs to reinvent Resorts Atlantic City

Hungary -
Gambling association calls for regulations against international games

South Africa - MoneyWeb
Online gambling now illegal Casino images of the day...

Blackjack now at Seminole Casino Coconut Creek
Blackjack now at Seminole Casino Coconut Creek
SeminoleCasinoCoconutCreek's photostream
Tony042's photostream

additional headlines...
New Foxwoods VP worked with Seneca Gaming - Tara Gregson. The Day
Galaxy Gaming Authorized in Pennsylvania
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."

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 -
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 engages GB Group to enter European market

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.
. Casino images of the day...

Grand Lisboa Hotel / Casino, Macau
Grand Lisboa Hotel / Casino, Macau
Bart's Dad's photostream
Casino Flamingo
Casino Flamingo -
Los expedientes C (Fotos)'s photostream

additional headlines...
Miss Mexico crowned Miss Universe
Miss Mexico, Jimena Navarrete Crowned MISS UNIVERSE 2010 During Live NBC Telecast -
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 -
Island loses Hilton Hotel franchise

Atlantic City - Washington Post/AP
Former exec to buy Resorts Atlantic City casino

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

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 Casino images of the day...

cpeezil's photostream
Marina Bay Sands, Singapore's Integrated Resort
Marina Bay Sands, Singapore's Integrated Resort
Kushal Shah's photostream

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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