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Thursday, 7th January

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania -, KDKA & Reuters
PA House Approves Table Games
State Lawmakers Pass Table Games Bill
Pennsylvania lawmakers OK table games for casinos
Table Games To Spark Expansion - WHP CBS 21 Harrisburg
Meadows Casino Excited For Table Games - WTAE ABC 4 Pittsburgh PA

Jamaica - Radio Jamaica
Casino gaming laws coming soon – Bartlett

Las Vegas - Las Vegas Review-Journal & ABC New/AP
In divorce settlement, Wynn to give half his stock to wifeWynn, wife split casino stock as part of divorce
Wynn, Wife Split Casino Stock as Part of Divorce

Singapore -
Marina Bay Sands Singapore 12-31-09 (Under construction)

California - Yahoo/Globe Newswire
Galaxy Gaming Expands Its Bonus Jackpot System Installation Base Into California

Las Vegas - Las Vegas Sun
Company might manage 4 Station Casinos properties

Atlantic City - The Press of Atlantic City
Resorts turns back the clock with $2 blackjack tables -- and will charge 25 cents per hand

Nevada - Las Vegas Sun: Liz Benston
Casino execs have to watch their step

Las Vegas - Las Vegas Sun
Courthouse gunman had history of brushes with law

Las Vegas & Macau - Business Wire
Bally Technologies Awarded Enterprise-Wide Systems Contract with Galaxy Entertainment Group

London - Yahoo UK/Reuters
Sportech returns pools to tabloids

additional headlines...
Sands China falls 5.3 percent on profit-taking
Elixir Gaming Technologies Announces Participation Consolidation Agreement with Leading Cambodian Casino Resort NagaWorld - Business Wire
Penn National Gaming Names Himbert Sinopoli General Manager of New Hollywood Casino Perryville in Maryland - Business Wire

Wednesday, 6th January
Piers Morgan and Robert Earl at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino

Oklahoma - The Journal Record 
Choctaws prepare $130 million in casino construction

Gaming Operations - Casino Enterprise Management: Bill Zender
Side Bets in Blackjack: All You Ever Wanted to Know - But Were Too Afraid to Ask

Singapore - Frisbane Times/aap
Singapore's first casino resort set to open

Las Vegas - Las Vegas Sun
Harrah’s uses resort fees to take swing at competitors

Detroit - St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Isle to help run bankrupt Detroit casino

Las Vegas - Forbes Video Network
Sin City's Comeback ?

Las Vegas - Business Wire
Cantor Gaming Launches Mobile Gaming Throughout The Venetian and The Palazzo Las Vegas

Las Vegas & Kansas - Business Wire
Bally Technologies Wins Contract to Provide New Boot Hill Casino & Resort in Kansas with SDS® Windows® Version 11 Slot-Management System

Pennsylvania - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette & Philadelphia Inquirer
Pa. Senate OKs table games - House expected to follow suit by end of week
Table-games bill set for final passage in House today
Bill gives casinos all of the cards

China - & Xinhua
Football gambling: bet once, lose everything
Chinese ministries giving boot to gamblers who fix games

London - Channel 4, Daily Telegraph & BBC
Betting goes metric - but will anyone understand?
Bookmakers express concern over plan to replace fractional odds
Horse racing set for trial of new odds system

additional headlines...
Casino Enterprise Management's - January Digital Issue
Mike Joseph's Game Protection Workshop February 8th thru 13th, 2010
Retiree's Deadly Vegas Rampage - Las Vegas
Woman Busted for $1 Million Lotto Fraud - Indianapolis
Woman Pleads Guilty To Buying Ticket From Own Store
No Comeback for Siegfried and Roy - ABC News/AP
Greece seen naming ex-Olympics official as OPAP gaming's CEO -
Aviation Club Celebrates 15 Years of Poker in France

Tuesday, 5th January

Leeds - Yorkshire Evening Post
Casino plan for Leeds Majestyk site thrown out
Majestyk Theatre - Leeds!
Majestyk Theatre - Leeds - image from 2002.

Vienna - Casino Austria
Casinos Austria sets course for international expansion
"With regard to the time horizon in the search for a potential partner for CAI Stoss commented: “Our goal is to find the best, not the quickest solution. Good things sometimes take time, and luckily we are not under any time pressure.”"

CA's Paul Herzfeld and Josef Leutgeb
Casino Austria's Paul Herzfeld and Josef Leutgeb

London - Daily Mail & The Times
Racing makes decimal point as traditional betting system faces the chop
Syndicate bagman Andrew Rodgerson threatened to kill top horse

London - iGaming Business
Live roulette feed cancelled by NetPlay TV

Macau - Yahoo/Reuters
Casino stocks soar on strong Macau gambling revenues
"Shares of Macau casino operators rose on Tuesday on reports that gambling revenues in the enclave in December rose 48 percent from a year earlier, signalling sustained growth in the world's largest gambling market."

Pennsylvania - PRNewswire
Mount Airy Casino Resort Introduces SmartPlay(TM)

Isreal - Globes Online
888 co-founder Aharon Shaked dies
How an Israeli dentist pulled a £500m poker profit - Independent September 2005.

Belgium - Poker News Daily
Belgium to Enact Laws Nationalizing Online Poker
België blokkeert alle buitenlandse goksites -
België gaat alle buitenlandse goksites blokkeren - Gazet van Antwerpen

The Legend of Jimmy the Greek 1/5

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Two shot dead at Vegas courthouse - Reuters
Daniel Negreanu's 2009 Recap -
Sun International seeks meeting over wages
Montel Williams sued in Nevada - iGaming Business

Monday, 4th January

Hong Kong - Reuters
Sands China hits 2-wk high after Citi, UBS say "buy"

Macau - Destination Macau
LVS on a roll, slashing costs
Wynn gets a-chopping, too

Global Gaming Business - Roger Gros 
Casino Conection Blog - Taking it to the streets

Las Vegas - Las Vegas Review-Journal
INSIDE GAMING: Gazing at 2010 for gaming - Howard Stutz
NEW YEAR'S EVE: Fuller hotels, higher rates

Quite entertaining...

The Real Hustle - The system gambling scam: Part I
The Real Hustle - The system gambling scam: Part II

additional headlines...
International Casino Review - January's digital edition
Casino Life December / January Digital Issue - 24th December
Casino Enterprise Magazine - December 2009
After City Center, Architects Face New Reality - WSJ
Lady GaGa 'offered Las Vegas deal' - Digital Spy
Man, 80, charged in gun threats at casino - Oregon
Accused Bank Robbing Teacher Seen At Casino - Connecticut

Saturday & Sunday, 2nd & 3rd January

Palm Beach -
Palm Beach Princess Tugged Into Port With Passengers On Board
Weather stalls Palm Beach Princess offshore until 3:30 a.m.

Macau - Vimeo
Macau Poker Star Championship Press Event at Casino Grand Lisboa (19 Dec 2009)

Singapore - & Flickr
Marina Bay Skypark images
Marina Bay Flickr Slideshow

Pennsylvania - Express-Times
Activists oppose table games legislation that gives gamblers access to lines of credit

additional headlines...
Teacher told to get gambling help - Alleged bank robber in Mass. & Connecticut. 
Unemployed learn to deal cards at casino school - Michigan
'Suncruz 1' gambling boat might roll the dice again - 30th December.
Venezuelan Shopping Malls Start 2010 with Reduced Hours
"The measures affecting so-called “high-use” customers include restricting electricity consumption at shopping malls to between 11 a.m. and 9 p.m. and at casinos and bingo parlors to between 6:00 p.m. and midnight."

Friday, 1st January, 2010
2010 Las Vegas New Years Eve Firework Show
One Central Mall | - HKL/Shun Tak partnership.

Singapore - Straits Times
Rules for Casino junkets - Junket promoters who flout rules face penalties of up to $400,000 - Casino Regulatory Authority

Singapore - Malaysian Insider
Junket reporting may cramp casinos’ style

Las Vegas - San Francisco Chronicle/AP
Estimated 315K welcome 2010 in Las Vegas

Gaming Investments - Las Vegas Review-Journal

South Florida - Florida Today
Bettors unlucky with casino - One bookie stands to lose $250K deposit and his customers' winnings
"I can't just write them a check. It's a transaction that has to occur three miles out."

Las Vegas - Las Vegas Sun/In Business Las Vegas
New-home prices drop as number of sales rises
Rust Belt, Las Vegas comparison premature

additional headlines...
Aria Resort Prepares For Its First New Year's Eve Celebration
China shows red card to football match-fixing with over 20 arrests - Guardian
Nepal shutdown cripples life on New Year day - The Times of India

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