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Wednesday, 21st July

Macau - Business Week/Bloomberg
Macau Casino Sales May Surge 72%, CLSA, Deutsche Say

Las Vegas - LVR-J, Reuters & AP
Wynn says Las Vegas casinos lost $17.2 million in second quarter
Wynn Resorts 2Q operating loss widens to $17.2M
Wynn sees weaker Las Vegas results in 2nd quarter

Atlantic City - NBC Philadelphia & New York Times
Christie Planning Takeover of AC Casino District
Governor to Offer Plan to Overhaul Atlantic City
NJ Considering State Takeover Of AC

British Columbia - Vancouver Sun
B.C. casinos fined $670,000 for violating federal money-laundering rules
"FINTRAC issued the fine after BCLC misfiled 1,020 reports for transactions of over $10,000 in B.C. casinos."

Las Vegas - Yahoo/PRNewswire
Veer Towers Unveiled at CityCenter

New Orleans, Louisiana - Yahoo/AP
La. casino take falls 7.1% in fiscal year

Las Vegas -, LVR-J & Fox5Vegas
Suspect arrested in Orleans robbery, carjacking
Police arrest man accused of robbing casino, stealing two vehicles
Police: Casino Robber Needed Bail Money

Florida - St. Petersburg Times
Man charged with conspiracy to rob SunCruz Casino boat off Port Richey

Selected audio & video...
Virginia McDowell 2010 Lifetime Achievement Award
SugarHouse Casino Receives Slot Machines

additional headlines... sold for $580,000 on July 16th 2010
Las Vegas new-home sales up 27 percent in first half of 2010 - LVR-J
Ameristar Casinos Announces Medical Benefit Plan for Part-Time Team Members
Around 20 jobs saved as Paddy Power takes over four Roar! Betting outlets
William Hill to launch dedicated Irish website - Irish Examiner
Amaya Gaming to list July 21 - Stockwatch
Trump emerges from Chapter 11 for third time -
TransAct Technologies Expands Macau Office - Yahoo/Globe Newswire

Tuesday, 20th July

Las Vegas - MarketWire
Association of Gaming Equipment Manufacturers (AGEM) Announces 11 New Members

Spain & Austria - Novomatic - press release
New Gran Casino Costa Brava chooses Novomatic Gaming Equipment

London - William Hill - press release
William Hill Plc - Q2 Trading Update

Macau & Singapore - China Daily, 
Casino operators eye Chinese tourists

Aselaide, Australia - The Australian
Adelaide Casino pensioner deals labelled 'grubby promotion'

Perth, Australia - The Australian & Perth Now
Packer's casino grows in $20m state deal
"If approved, the casino's 1,750 gaming machines would rise to 2,000 and its 170 gaming tables would jump to 220."
Burswood Entertainment Complex set for $350m facelift

Macau - Wall Street Journal
Court Blocks eSun's Macau Claim

Reno - Reno Gazette-Journal &
Rancharrah's yours for $75M
Harrah's estate in Reno selling for $75 million

Las Vegas - AP
World Series of Poker finalists eye Nov. showdown
Cosmopolitan resort sued by condominium investors Casino images of the day...

Fouettard's photostream
Cartoon concerning the Police shooting of a robber of Casino d'Uriage.
Parx Casino in Bensalem
Parx Casino in Bensalem
Det.Logan's photostream
Sex and the City's Mr Big with the inaugural roll -
Timberframe Casino Décor | Custom Mica Chandelier | Comanche Nation Casino
Timberframe Casino Décor - (Oklahoma)
I-5 Design & Manufacture's photostream

additional headlines...
Playtech launches French iPoker
Barona Resort's Linda Devine Honored With Great Women of Gaming Award
Live Table Games Add to Excitement, Popularity of Sands Bethlehem Casino
Bookies taking bets on Coronation Street deaths -
Russian court gives crime kingpin 10 years
Romanian’s to invest €23m in monitoring gambling industry - NewEurope
Victoria hangs problem gamblers out to dry - Vancouver Sun

Monday, 19th July

Birmingham - BBC Birmingham & Birmingham Post
Seven arrested over robbery at Birmingham casino
"Armed police arrested the seven, who are aged between 23 and 52, following a raid on Maxims Casino on Norfolk Road, Edgbaston, on 14 July."
Seven arrests after armed robbery at Birmingham casino
Midland Wheel Casino Birmingham
Maxim's Birmingham - Photographed when it was the Midland Wheel Casino.
Gamingfloor's photostream

Nottingham - Daily Telegraph
Gala Coral chairman Neil Goulden: 'this year has been hell'
"Today, what was once Britain's biggest private company has £700m less debt and a new set of owners, with the private equity trio of Candover, Cinven and Permira wiped out by the painful restructuring."

London - Daily Telegraph
London Hippodrome to become 24-hour casino after Simon Thomas' £30m refit
At £30m the Hippodrome will become Britain's second most expensive casino opening. Expected debut - mid 2011

Pennsylvania - Philadelphia Inquirer
Table games debut at Parx, Harrah’s Chester
"With Sunday's roll out, the number of table games at the nine existing Pennsylvania casinos equals about 700, adding to 24,875 slot machines statewide."

Brussels & Warsaw -, & Gambling Compliance
European Commission objects Polish Gambling Bill
Poland Planning Online Poker Ban
EC issues opinion against Poland’s draft gaming laws

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PA Launches Table Games -  WTXF FOX 29 Philadelphia.

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Atlantic City casinos get their AC back - Philadelphia Inquirer
Gaming Traveler: Perhaps it will improve with age - CityCenter. Las Vegas.
Russian betting firm wants to hire "Paul the Octopus" - Xinhua
Devilfish book out in September - Bluff Europe
Devilfish: The Life & Times of a Poker Legend
Chartwell secures another leading operator - iGaming Business

Saturday & Sunday, 17th & 18th July

Atlantic City - Courier Post &
Caesars reopens after cooling systems restarted
Atlantic City casino shutdown due to air conditioner failure will cost millions

Grenoble, France - Al Jazeera, BBC & Daily Mail
Police killing sparks French riots
France vows to restore order after rioting in Grenoble
France fears widespread rioting as youths rampage after police shoot robber - JOA CASINO Uriage.

Asia - BBC Asia-Pacific & Interpol
Viewpoint: The murky world of illegal Asian gambling
Thousands arrested in INTERPOL-led operation against illegal soccer gambling networks across Asia

Guyana - Kaieteur News
Casino dealer granted bail for larceny - Princess Casino Guyana

London - The Scotsman, PA & The Independent
Betfair tipped for £1.5bn flotation
Betfair 'heading for FTSE 250'
Japanese bank faces loss on Betfair listing

Las Vegas - LVR-J
WORLD SERIES OF POKER: Main Event drops to 10 players; Canada's Duhamel maintains large lead

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Cerus casino academy.m2ts Casino images of the day...

Casino San Remo
Casino San Remo
atila_y's photostream
Horse races at the Casino
Horse races at the Casino - Casino du Lac-Leamy.
PavanGpd's photostream

additional headlines...
For some, gambling isn't fun, but personally destructive - Tampa Tribune
Melco Crown Entertainment to Implement Inventory & Procurement Solution Across Macau Gaming Properties


Friday, 16th July

British Columbia -, Canoe & Yahoo/Reuters
B.C. first in North America to offer online gambling
B.C. Lotto Corp relaunches gambling website
British Columbia launches its own online casino

British Columbia -
BC first jurisdiction in North America to offer legal, online casino games - Screen grab - Screen grab 16th July, 2010.
Gamingfloor's photostream
BC Lottery Corporation Operates Online Casino

South Africa - Business Report
Sun International casino in Cape Town faces competition

Tinian, C.N.M.I. - Saipan Tribune
Tinian commissioners don't want further cuts in $75K salary

Las Vegas - Business Week/Bloomberg
Harrah's Puts Paulson in 'Driver’s Seat' for Public Offering

Singapore - Channel News Asia
No money laundering detected in Singapore's casinos

Las Vegas - Las Vegas Sun
23.5% of office space in Las Vegas is now vacant
"The vacancy rate has risen for 15 consecutive quarters, nearly four years. The average rent requested by landlords in the second quarter was $2.17 per square foot per month, a four-year low."

Manila - MySinchew/AFP
Philippines may privatise casino industry: Aquino - Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation

Paris - MarketWatch
GigaMedia's Everest Poker and BetClic Poker Launch French Operations

London - Gaming Compliance
UK Gambling Minister Tests Industry Nerves

Kansas - Business Week
Former KC man accused of passing fake casino chips
Oct. 19 to Dec. 16, 2008. 1,000 counterfeit $100's. The accused is 37 year-old Zhe Li, a naturalized U.S. citizen from China. Casino images of the day...

Wynn Hotel and Casino, Macau
Wynn Hotel and Casino, Macau
thewamphyri's photostream
Venetian Casino
Venetian Casino
Klaus & LuLu's photostream

additional headlines...
Genting Malaysia: Buy, target price RM3.70 - Business Times
Nevada woman in Roethlisberger cases sues Harrah's - Pittsburgh Post
Malaga owner to drop bookmaker sponsor on religious grounds - William Hill


Thursday, 15th July

Macau - Inside Asian Gaming
If you can't beat 'em, join 'em - MGM Macau turning to junkets to boost business.

Israel - Haaretz
Police block overseas gambling websites

Las Vegas - Las Vegas Sun
Foreclosure rate drops, but Nevada still ranks No. 1
"Forbes reported this week that Las Vegas ranks at the top of its list of riskiest cities for homeowners. It predicted that a new wave of foreclosures is likely to occur in the coming months."

Las Vegas - Las Vegas Sun
Palms turns up its nose at effort to scent casino

Las Vegas - Las Vegas Sun
CNBC ranks Nevada 47th among top states for business

Atlantic City - Philadelphia Inquirer
Trump plan prevails for A.C. casinos
"We feel we are entering the market at the worst part of the cycle and, going forward, there are going to be huge opportunities for us." - Marc Lasry, chairman and chief executive officer of Avenue Capital. - Avenue Capital Management Limited. Casino images of the day...

Hotel Lisboa
Hotel Lisboa
thewamphyri's photostream
Grand Lisbon (brass/gold) and Wynn Casino (brown on right) Hotels in Macao
Grand Lisbon and Wynn Casino Hotels in Macao
Toby Simkin's photostream

additional headlines...
Chubb Fire secured an fire protection and security contract for Genting Casinos in the UK.
Casino king Stanley Ho flies in to buy king of fruits - Singapore & Macau.
Musang King durian
England 2018 World Cup bid could receive a betting-right boost - The Guardian
Casino thief struck twice - Singapore
Casino ops lift 32Red - The Spectator
32Red Plc - Trading Update

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