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Saturday, 31st July & Sunday, 1st August

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
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
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 Website – A Guide to Over 13,000 Gaming Industry Suppliers – Relaunched with Vendor Tweets and News

Monday, 26th July

Elixir Gaming Technologies Changes Its Name to Entertainment Gaming Asia
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."
Siena - 2005 image of the property
ScottSchrantz's photostream

British Columbia - CTV
BCLC faces lawsuit from second problem gambler
Failed gaming site cost $7.3 million: minister

No jackpot for winner

Boston - Boston Globe/AP
Some say racinos pose threat to gambling take

Dublin - Irish Times
Silks fails to beat odds

Silks Casino/Private Members Club
Silks Casino/Private Members Club - 2004 image.
Gamingfloor's photostream

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

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
Players Facing Legal Jeopardy Under Romania’s New Gaming Rules
Q&A: William Eadington - Las Vegas Sun
Armed robbers target Peterborough bookmakers
Bot ring discovered and stamped out at PokerStars - Bluff Europe
PokerStars Cheating Ring Exposed -
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 -
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

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

Las Vegas - MarketWire
Gaming Standards Association Names Casino International Its Official Publication in Europe

Hong Kong & Macau -
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 -

Police to investigate Green KO

Atlantic City - Haaretz
A new Holocaust memorial between the slot machines of Atlantic City - Atlantic City Boardwalk Holocaust Memorial.

London - Parliament UK
MPs consider reform of the National Lottery
A debate entitled National Lottery reform

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

Edinburgh - Daily Express & The Scotsman
Casino hit victim's son jailed for fraud

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

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Charles Town Casino
mddailyrecord11's photostream

Selected audio & video...
Moulin Rouge Tower Demolition
Online Gambling Goes Live in Canada! APCW Perspectives Weekly for July 23rd, 2010 Casino images of the day...

Harrah's New Orleans Hotel and Casino
Harrah's New Orleans Hotel and Casino
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The Crown Casino, Melbourne
The Crown Casino, Melbourne
valley taff's photostream
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

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 & & 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."

Massachusetts -
MA Lawmakers Deadlocked Over Casino Gambling

Macau - Yahoo/Business Wire
Bally Technologies and Galaxy Entertainment Group's StarWorld Reshape the Player Experience in Macau

Manila - ABS-CBN News
PAGCOR to review mobile casinos

Saskatchewan, Canada -
Casino workers agree to 3-year deal

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

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
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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