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Archive 2010: 22nd - 31st January

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Saturday & Sunday, 30th & 31st January

South Africa -
Sun International earnings to be 20%-30% lower

Las Vegas & Macau - The Melbourne Age & Bloomberg
Harrah's seeks Crown's Macau casinos stake
Harrah’s Seeks Crown’s Stake in Macau Casinos, Herald Says

Azov, Russia - FoxNews/AP, RIA Novosti & ITAR-TASS
Russia Casino Opens Under New Gambling Plan
Casino Orakul from Royal Time Company, 200 slots and 10 tables.
First casino to open in Russian gambling zone
Russia’s first legal casino opens in Azov City

Alabama - The Birmingham News/ &
Raids at Alabama bingo casinos blocked
Tyson calling for court approval for raids

New York - Las Vegas Review-Journal
Partnership that includes LV-based company wins NYC deal

Mohegan Sun Hiring for Table Games - WNEP ABC 16 Scranton, PA.

additional headlines...
Cheating bookie faces £150k payback ruling - Express & Star
Gambling addict Kakavas to appeal - Melbourne Age
Thousands lose millions in get-rich-quick scam - Malaysia & Macau
8,000 fall for get-rich scam - Straits Times
Sharing casino jackpot - Let’s not gamble on Niagara’s future.
Abramoff revisited in Alex Gibney's 'Casino Jack and the United States of Money' - Washington Post
Woman facing charges after allegedly leaving baby in car at casino - Vancouver
'Father of Mississippi Gaming' Richard J. Schilling, Jr. Dies at 62 - PRNewswire

Friday, 29th January

Las Vegas - Las Vegas Sun
Judge to Harrah’s: Turn over records on high roller’s intoxication claims

Delaware - The Street & Courier Post
Delaware Deals Blow to Atlantic City - Table games approved
Law allows Del. casinos to feature table games

Atlantic City - Reuters & WDJ
MGM Mirage looking to divest Borgata stake-WSJ
MGM Mirage Willing to Bow Out of Borgata

Jamaica - Jamaica Observer
MP raises concerns over possible importation of casino workers

New York - NY Times
In Casinos, New York Faces Uncertain Returns

additional headlines...
Illegal Gambling Raids Stopped - WPMI NBC 15 Mobile
Rivers Casino Fined For Teen Slots Players - WTAE ABC 4 Pittsburgh PA.
Senator Ray Lesniak sponsored bill to bring internet gambling to New Jersey
Station, lenders proposal rejected - Bankruptcy judge concerned over fees
Deadbeat parents would lose winnings under bill - Indiana
Singapore unemployment rate falls to 2.1 percent as new casinos begin hiring staff - CNBC/AP
Singapore employers increase payrolls, helped by casino resorts - The Edge
Casinos add R143bn to GDP - The Sowetan - The Casino Association of South Africa
Gaming industry split as second show established - David Snook. InterGameOnline

Thursday, 28th January

Monaco -
Casinos : 7 millions de gains depuis le début de l'année !

Las Vegas - Las Vegas Sun
Jim Murren: ‘Near-death experience’ nearly pushed MGM Mirage to bankruptcy

Singapore - Yahoo NZ/AFP
Singapore launches police unit against casino crime

Las Vegas & Miami - Miami Herald
Carl Icahn scoops up Fontainebleau Vegas project

Pennsylvania - Business Wire & Times Leader
Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs Now Hiring 500 Employees
Mohegan Sun casino seeking 300 dealers

additional headlines...
Nevada to borrow up to $1 billion to cover jobless benefits - Las Vegas Sun
Sands' COO Leven sees lower Las Vegas room revenue - Reuters
Land-based casino measure sinks in Indiana - Press of Atlantic City
Special training for casino squad - Singapore. Straits Times
Tyson: Ship casinos in Mobile Bay 'not a problem' - Alabama

Wednesday, 27th January

Pennsylvania - PRNewswire
Gaming Control Board Approves First Wave of Table Games Regulations

Las Vegas & New York - Yahoo/Business Wire
Bally Technologies Announces Seven-Year Contract Extension with New York Lottery

Online Gambling - Marketing Week
Partygaming signs up Phil Tufnell
PartyCasino Live Casino Tuffers Ad
PartyCasino Tufnell Ad

additional headlines...
President Casino Fight - KPLR CW 11 St. Louis, MO
Gaming Commission Looking To Close President Casino - KTVI FOX 2 St. Louis, MO
Foxwoods dealers bet on union security - WTNH ABC 8 New Haven
Table games in Pa., Del. could affect N.J. casinos - Courier-Post

Tuesday, 26th January

Las Vegas - Las Vegas Business Press
Plaza reports temporary hotel, restaurant closings

London -
Ladbrokes says tax rise would close shops

Washington -
US Treasury posts frozen by fight over online gambling

additional headlines...
WMS Reports Record Fiscal Second Quarter Earnings of $0.44 Per Diluted Share and $189 Million of Revenue - Business Wire
Illegal gambling operation busted, 21 arrested and charged

Monday, 25th January

Las Vegas - Las Vegas Sun
Bankruptcy judge urges Station Casinos, creditors to negotiate

Florida - Miami Herald
Lawmakers push for full casinos in Florida resorts

Atlantic City - The Press of Atlantic City
Atlantic City casinos walk away from simulcasting as interest in horse racing declines

Washington State - Seattle Times & UPI
For some tribes, casinos no longer a sure bet
Debt-laden tribal casinos falling victim

Missouri - Reuters
Pinnacle says Missouri to seek casino's closure

additional headlines...
Hundreds Try Their Luck to Get Hired - WNEP ABC 16 Scranton, PA.
City under Sin City - San Francisco Chronicle/AP
SJM Holdings (880): Earnings boosted by higher gaming revenue
Sky Betting and Gaming Ups the Ante with iovation Fraud Protection

Saturday & Sunday, 23rd & 24th January
IGE, London Conference & Exhibitions
Unfortunately there'll be another break in the headline updates to Gaming floor next week with my attendance of the London shows. However i'll be keeping busy with impressions and comment on a forum thread and selected images will be uploaded to Flickr and Twitter via TwitPic.

Here are the relevant links...

Gaming floor Forum - IGE & London Conferences
PS: Gaming floor is also nominated at the International Gaming Awards so wish me luck ! 

Cripple Creek, Colorado -
Extended Gaming Raises Casino Revenue

Macau - Bangkok Post
Macau bets on developing attractions beyond the gaming industry

London - Sunday Times
Betfair stock market punt

Austria & Gibraltar - Bloomberg
Bwin in Talks With PartyGaming on Potential Merger,PRTY.L

Nevada - LVRJ
Nevada's jobless rate hits 13 percent; state to lose more jobs
Experts: State to have $580 million less in tax revenue

North Carolina - AP
NC casino cleans slots every 2 hours to beat virus

Maryland -
Md. slots panel member pushes for table games

Chester, Pennsylvania -
Table Games Mean Jobs At Pa. Casinos

Singapore - Straits Times
Some casino staff fired - Licensing problems.

Birmingham - Daily Telegraph, BBC & Independent
Jail for managing director who stole £5 million to feed an 'astounding' gambling habit
Jailed pair stole £7m from University of Birmingham
'Pathological' gambler jailed over £5m fraud

Glasgow - Glasgow Herald
Leisure tycoon adds a casino to grand venue
Stefan King - Sunday Times Rich List - Casino images of the day

Genting's Resorts World Sentosa Casino
Genting's Resorts World Sentosa Casino
Global Gaming Business photostream on Flickr
Orleans in the snow
Orleans in the snow
Matt Kotich's photostream on Flickr

additional headlines...
Cash machines a lucrative sideline for Ontario's gaming agency
Raleigh Co. woman files suit over wrongful arrest at casino - West Virginia
Greektown closer to Chapter 11 exit - Detroit Free Press
Labour publishes proposals for betting industry reform - Ireland

Friday, 22nd January

Pennsylvania - Morning Call
Casinos pass Jersey on the way up
"Pennsylvania took in more slot machine revenues than New Jersey last month for the first time, making it the nation's second-busiest state for slot machine gambling, behind only Nevada," 

Vietnam - Phnom Penh Post
New casino launched in Vietnam border SEZ - Top Diamond Casino
"Deputy of National Police Commissioner, Sok Phal, said Thursday that there are now 32 licensed casinos in Cambodia."

London - International Casino Review
International Casino Review - February Digital Edition

Reno - Calder Race Course press release
Calder Casino Opens Friday! - 1,200 Class III slots

Las Vegas - RGJ/AP
Las Vegas: Airport traffic down again in 2009
47.7 million passengers in 2007 declining to 40.5 moillion in 2009.

Reno - Reuters & AP
IGT quarterly net rises 20 pct, outlook unchanged
International Game Technology 1Q profit climbs

Reno - Yahoo/PRNewswire
International Game Technology Reports 2010 First Quarter Results
International Game Technology Earnings Conference Call (Q1 2010)

Nevada - AP & Las Vegas Sun
Nev. regulators approve Icahn control of 9 casinos
Carl Icahn group gets licensing to run 3 Nevada casinos
Police: Man kidnapped at gunpoint on Las Vegas Strip, robbed

 Watch for illegal gambling operations - WOOD NBC 8 Grand Rapids, Michigan.
 Riverboat casinos looking to law makers to move inland
WISH CBS 8 Indianapolis

Bolton, Lancashire - The Bolton News
‘Drug ring boss spent thousands in town casinos’

Manchester - Crains Manchester Business
Betfred grows revenues to £2.7bn as 56 new shops open

Manchester - N.E. Manchester Advertiser
Leisure plan work on ‘casino site’ imminent

Las Vegas & China - Las Vegas Sun
MGM Mirage sues 6 in China over Web domain names

Now this is a GREAT one! All the Miss America Contestants #MAO10
Now this is a GREAT one! All the Miss America Contestants |

additional headlines...
Wynn Macau, Casino Operators Decline on China Rates Concerns - Bloomberg
200 Become Ill At Harrah’s Cherokee Casino
Russian Mosque up for auction - Reuters Video. Gambling debts
The Great Casino Divide - The Street
Men charged in failed casino robbery accused of other crimes - Seattle Times
Don't fall for blackjack bets with 25-cent fee - Press of Atlantic City
Delaware lawmakers consider table games - AP

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