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Saturday, 31st July & Sunday, 1st August

Massachusetts
Mass. legislators give nod to casinos, slot parlors
House, Senate reach deal on casinos; Patrick says he can't sign bill
Analysis: In 2 years, turnabout over Mass. casinos

The gaming tables are turned - Singapore & Malaysia.
Gaming group Rank to spend £500m building 10 casinos
Shares of gaming companies wilt in July
 


 
 
Friday, 30th July

Wynn Resorts Quarterly Profit Doubles After Opening of Second Macau Casino
http://finance.yahoo.com/q?s=WYNN
Wynn Resorts Second-Quarter Profit Doubles on Macau
Casino licenses would cost $85 million under accord
Boyd drops out of Station Casino auction
Boyd Gaming Abandons Bid for Station Casinos Assets
Boyd won't bid on Station Casinos' properties
Las Vegas Sands Rethinks Macau VIP Strategy After Dismissing 
"There are currently 75 active junkets in Macau, the top five of which control about 80% of Macau's VIP market, CLSA analyst Huei Suen Ng said, citing industry sources."
Hugh Hefner to open casinos in Macao, China, and London
Alabama justices clear way for raid of Victoryland

 
 
Thursday, 29th July

Station bringing creditors onboard - Bankruptcy deal gives parties shares in new entity 
www.stationcasinos.com
Rank lifts first-half profit as customers numbers rise
Casinos Still Facing Default Risk After Restructuring Debts, Moody's Says

Wynn Resorts, Limited Reports Second Quarter Results
Wynn Resorts, Limited Earnings Conference Call (Q2 2010)
Wynn Resorts' net income improves thanks to Macau properties
Wynn Q2 profit doubles as shares decline

2 Big Internet Gambling Companies to Merge - Party Gaming & Bwin.
South Korean Developer Courts Harrah's for Casino at Cambodia's Angkor Wat
Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority Announces Third Quarter Fiscal 2010 Operating Results
Police Release Photo Of Casino Robber


 
 
Wednesday, 28th July

Customer loyalty called a must-win for casinos
Cards in line for blackjack, poker school
Station Casinos, unsecured creditors reach deal
Bankrupt Station Casinos Says Creditors Have Ended Reorganization Fight
Privacy commissioner orders shutdown of BCLC online gambling site until glitches can be fixed
Gaming rooms spreading gambling woes for many - Florida
Las Vegas Sands tops estimates as Asia outperforms

 
 
Tuesday, 27th July

Singapore visitor arrivals up 26.7% in June
Analyst says Atlantic City could lose some casinos
Revenues, profits decline at Borgata
Numbers show Biloxi bouncing back from recession, oil spill
MGM Resorts to sell Atlantic City land for $73 million
CasinoVendors.com Website – A Guide to Over 13,000 Gaming Industry Suppliers – Relaunched with Vendor Tweets and News
www.CasinoVendors.com

 
 
Monday, 26th July

Elixir Gaming Technologies Changes Its Name to Entertainment Gaming Asia
www.egt-group.com
Out of luck: B.C. gambler suing over denied jackpot
Houston company buys Puget Sound minicasinos
Indiana second in US casino gambling revenue
"Pennsylvania's 55% tax rate on slot-machine proceeds is among the highest in the nation, below New York's 65% and West Virginia's 57%. Indiana charges a 31% rate on its 13 casinos and Nevada an 8% tax rate on its 260."
Pennsylvania rakes in $1.1 billion in gambling taxes, outdrawing Nevada
Tropicana Entertainment to launch new TROP ADVANTAGE player loyalty reward program

 
 
Saturday & Sunday, 24th & 25th July

Reno - AP, MyNews4 & RG-J
Siena casino in Reno seeks bankruptcy protection
"The 214-room casino-hotel laid off 35 employees and closed its table games in June. But delinquent casino taxes are not the property's only financial troubles."
More Siena bankruptcy details come to light
Siena's $154,000 in back taxes due today to Nevada Gaming Commission
"About 300 people work at the 214-room property. When it opened its doors nine years ago, it had about 500 employees."
www.sienareno.com
 
Siena
Siena - 2005 Flickr.com image of the property
ScottSchrantz's photostream
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British Columbia - CTV
BCLC faces lawsuit from second problem gambler
www.chances.ca/locations/cowichan
Failed gaming site cost $7.3 million: minister
www.bclc.com/playnow.html
www.openbet.com
 

No jackpot for winner
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Boston - Boston Globe/AP
Some say racinos pose threat to gambling take

Dublin - Irish Times
Silks fails to beat odds
www.silksclub.ie
 

Silks Casino/Private Members Club
Silks Casino/Private Members Club - 2004 image.
Gamingfloor's photostream
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Perth, Australia - Herald Sun
Supreme Court judge to rule on Danny Green-Paul Briggs farce
"Boxing and sporting circles around Australia continued to buzz yesterday with talk of a rort, with Centrebet confirming one punter had placed $50,000 on Green to win by knockout in Round 1 at the price of $3.50."
Danny Green Vs Paul Briggs

Holland & Ireland - Irish Independent
Hague casino trip was short on gambling
Gilligan laundered £1.5m by gambling, court told

Macau - Las Vegas Sun
Sands China fires CEO, names interim replacement
www.sandschinaltd.com
 

Selected audio & video...
Congressman Jim McDermott Speaks to GamblingCompliance
 

additional headlines...
Ron Fanelli was my friend. How did he go on to be a murderer? - Victoria Coren
http://pokerdb.thehendonmob.com/player.php?a=r&n=2855
Players Facing Legal Jeopardy Under Romania’s New Gaming Rules
Q&A: William Eadington - Las Vegas Sun
www.unr.edu/gaming/satrechair.html
Armed robbers target Peterborough bookmakers
Bot ring discovered and stamped out at PokerStars - Bluff Europe
PokerStars Cheating Ring Exposed - FlopTurnRiver.com
Botters caught on Pokerstars
26 businessmen held for gambling - Sri Lanka
Form goes out window in new betting order - Irish Independent
 


 
 
Friday, 23rd July

Ontario - CanadaEast.com
Online gambling in Ontario? Experts say it's a sure bet

Goa - New Kerala
Goa's floating casinos dumping sewage into river: Panel

London - Clarion Gaming - press release
Clarion unveils new ‘totally gaming’ identity as the London show looks to the future
www.flickr.com/photos/gamingfloor/4820907633

Macau - WSJ
Sources: Sands China CEO Has Left Company
Sands Chairman Adelson: Management Reshuffle No Material Impact On Macau Operations

Las Vegas - Las Vegas Sun
With high debt load, Moody’s report questions Harrah’s strategy
lasvegassun.com/media/pdfs/blogs/documents/2010/07/22/moodysharrahs072010.pdf

Las Vegas - MarketWire
Gaming Standards Association Names Casino International Its Official Publication in Europe
www.casinointernational-online.com
www.gamingstandards.com

Hong Kong & Macau - Nasdaq.com
Investors Bet On Hong Kong Casino Operators
"June revenue totaled 13.6 billion Macau patacas ($1.2 billion), compared with the 17.1 billion patacas recorded in May, according to data released earlier this month by Macau's Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau."

Perth, Australia - SMH
Exotic bets in firing line as bookies take battering
"One woman who put $50,000 on Green to win by a first-round knockout yesterday collected $100,000 from Centrebet,"
Green title fight descends into farce
Danny Green vs. Paul Briggs - DIVE.mov
www.betezy.com.au
www.fightbet.com.au
 

Police to investigate Green KO
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Atlantic City - Haaretz
A new Holocaust memorial between the slot machines of Atlantic City
www.acbhm.org - Atlantic City Boardwalk Holocaust Memorial.

London - Parliament UK
MPs consider reform of the National Lottery
A debate entitled National Lottery reform
www.acbhm.org

Las Vegas - Las Vegas Sun
Complaint filed against Treasure Island over treatment of gambler

Edinburgh - Daily Express & The Scotsman
GAMBLING ADDICT JAILED FOR £1M LOAN SHARK FRAUD
Casino hit victim's son jailed for fraud

West Virginia - Yahoo/AP
W.Va. casino says table games boosting business
www.hollywoodcasinocharlestown.com
 

Charles Town CasinoPCMF068
Charles Town Casino
mddailyrecord11's photostream
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Selected audio & video...
Moulin Rouge Tower Demolition
Online Gambling Goes Live in Canada! APCW Perspectives Weekly for July 23rd, 2010
 

Flickr.com Casino images of the day...

Harrah's New Orleans Hotel and Casino
Harrah's New Orleans Hotel and Casino
beautifulcataya's photostream
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The Crown Casino, Melbourne
The Crown Casino, Melbourne
valley taff's photostream
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Casino Signage Install | Casino Pole Sign Install | Casino Pylon Install | Comanche Nation Casino
Casino Signage Install - Comanche Nation Casino
I-5 Design & Manufacture's photostream
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additional headlines...
Former Nev. Gov. Kenny Guinn dies in Las Vegas - AP
Man leaps to death at Ameristar Casino garage - St. Louis Today
Two casino guards escape assault count
Rubber mask-wearing robbers hold up bookies with a knife and screwdriver
Cumbrian bookmaker stole takings to pay off loan sharks
 


 
 
Thursday, 22nd July

Edinburgh - BBC Scotland
Edinburgh gambling addict jailed over £1m scam

Atlantic City - CBS2 & 3.com & Reuters
Christie Backs NJ Oversight Of AC Casino District
Christie To Overhaul Troubled NJ Gaming Industry
Christie: N.J. Should Oversee A.C. - WNYW FOX 5 New York, NY
N.J. plans takeover of Atlantic City casino district
"The once-gleaming gambling mecca has deteriorated into an unsafe, dirty and corrupt dinosaur that has failed to adapt to increased competition and new industry standards, critics say."
www.state.nj.us/governor

Massachusetts - WBZTV.com
MA Lawmakers Deadlocked Over Casino Gambling

Macau - Yahoo/Business Wire
Bally Technologies and Galaxy Entertainment Group's StarWorld Reshape the Player Experience in Macau
www.ballytech.com/The-Networked-Floor-of-the-Future/iview-technology-suite
www.galaxyentertainment.com

Manila - ABS-CBN News
PAGCOR to review mobile casinos
www.pagcor.ph/business-opportunities.php
http://www.philweb.com.ph/philweb_products

Saskatchewan, Canada - CBC.ca
Casino workers agree to 3-year deal
www.casinoregina.com
www.casinomoosejaw.com

London - The Guardian
Gala Coral chief executive Dominic Harrison to quit

Las Vegas - Las Vegas Sun & LVR-J
Officials: Scam bilked sports bettors for nearly $1 million
Fraud and money laundering charges filed in sports betting scheme
 

Selected audio & video...
Man caught cheating at Hollywood Casino - WHP CBS 21 Harrisburg.
Alleged robber can't cash in on casino boat heist - WFTS ABC 28 Tampa, FL.
July 19: Johnny Chan's WSOP Complaint
www.thestrippodcast.com
 

additional headlines...
Gaming reforms could reduce some venues' hours - South Australia.
Casino Manager's Death Still Unsolved - Detroit
Angola: Casinos Assists S.O.S Child Project
www.casinosdeangola.com
Women offered place at poker table - Yorkshire Post
Advocacy group says it’s OK for casinos to market to gambling addicts
Shareholders file another lawsuit against Las Vegas Sands Corp.
 

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