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Wednesday, 14th July

Atlantic City - AP
New owners approved for 3 Trump casinos in AC

South Florida - Yahoo/Business Wire
New Bally TV In-Room Video Technology Debuts at the Miccosukee Resort & Gaming in Florida

Table Games Open - WHP CBS 21 Harrisburg.
Table Games Arrive at Mount Airy - WNEP ABC 16 Scranton, PA

Las Vegas - LVR-J
JOHN L. SMITH: Labor commissioner's decision favors Wynn, chills dealers

Gaming - Las Vegas Sun
Starwood Capital involved in takeover of bankrupt Riviera

British Columbia - CBC
Gambling addict sues B.C. Lottery Corp.- 193 story comments.

Oldham - Manchester Evening News
Bank boss stole £245k to fund internet gambling habit

Macau - Macau Daily Times
Macao Dragon back after accident
Turbojet, Chu Kong to miss ferry deadline
Macau receives surge in package tour visitors
Fisherman’s Wharf investor declared bankrupt - Sean Fitzpatrick
Mainland procedures behind cancelled routes: Susana Wong

Massachusetts - Boston Globe
Mass. gov.: Casino bill iffy in 2010

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Owner Wants To Sell Tiny Aviator Town - KVVU FOX 5 Henderson, NV.

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CAIGAMES.COM Announces Winner of VIAGE Promotion - CAI press release
Mixed signals over future of gambling - Cyprus Mail
Rise in gambling addiction - Straits Times
18-year-old Malaysian fined S$3,000 for stealing from casino - Singapore

Tuesday, 13th July

Tbilisi, Georgia - Bloomberg
Donald Trump Eyes Profit From Georgia Investments, Including Casinos, Golf

Las Vegas - Las Vegas Sun
Online gambling is illegal, but betting sites’ logos often in Nevada casinos

Dublin - Irish Government - press release
Registration of persons directing private members’ clubs - Criminal Justice (Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing) Act 2010 - Irish Anti-Money Laundering Compliance Unit.

Las Vegas - Las Vegas Sun & LVR-J
Official: Casinos can split dealers’ tips with supervisors
Official rules Wynn tip policy not a violation of state law

Pennsylvania - Times Leader
Table games can roll today, says Pa.
"Mohegan Sun, Mount Airy & Hollywood Casinos"

Las Vegas - LVR-J & Bloomberg
Riviera Holdings Corp. files for bankruptcy
Riviera Holdings, Las Vegas Casino Owner, Files for Bankruptcy Protection

Saipan, C.N.M.I. - CNBC
Gambling proponents back creation of Saipan casino

Montreal - Reuters
Gaming company Amaya plans IPO, eyes growth

Hull & Liverpool - Hull Daily Mail & Click Liverpool
Robbers target bookies twice within four days in terrifying knifepoint raids
Liverpool betting shop staff threatened in armed raid

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Bookies bid to buy psychic octopus - Reuters
Clevelanders Can Win Big Close to Home - WJW FOX 8 Cleveland, OH.

Lao Casino - Naka Palace Resort

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Hefner’s buyout plans seen as having little LV impact - Gaming Today
Can Playboy be Saved? - CNBC - Funny Business
Christie won't back sports betting lawsuit - New Jersey
Prize money hits record low due to gambling scandal - Sumo. Japan Today
Charges filed against 12 in gambling raid - Indianapolis
Sportsbook Helps Repay Lindsay Lohan’s Debt to Society

Monday, 12th July

Atlantic City - The Press of Atlantic City & AP
Casinos in Atlantic City, East Coast say demand for slot machines vanishing
"In Atlantic City, the number is down about 9% in the past 12 months and has plunged 30% since peaking at nearly 42,000 slot machines in January 2005. Now, there are only about 29,000 machines scattered across the 11 casino hotels, figures show."
June swoon a bad sign for Atlantic City casinos

Singapore -
Entrance levies to casinos to be managed by Tote Board

Las Vegas - Las Vegas Sun
South Point expansion to include more slots, restaurants

Las Vegas - LVR-J
Despite hot hype, computer-linked game systems don't yet rule casinos

Northern Cyprus - AFP
Jennifer Lopez faces $40 mln lawsuit over gig cancellation

Chicago - AP
Hugh Hefner offers to take Playboy private

Las Vegas - Yahoo/PRNewswire
IGT Provides Opportunities to Network, Learn and Optimize During 2010 Network Systems Users Conference at ARIA

Bulgaria - Dnevnik - Expiring news link
Bulgaria looking to consolidate gambling industry - State Commission on Gambling

Saipan, C,N.M.I - Saipan Tribune
Rota casino commission yet to reimburse Saipan delegation $290K - Rota Casino Gaming Commission

Macau - Macau Business
Macao Dragon waiting to re-launch services - Crashed on first run.

Las Vegas - AP
World Series of Poker players get day to rest - 7,319 starters, 2,557 remain.

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Port Canaveral lands new casino cruise - WOFL FOX 35 Orlando, FL.
Centro Formazione Croupier Official

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Casinos raided - Texas
Gambling regulator backs pokies expansion - ABC News.
Premier League striker Kelvin Etuhu arrested over casino fracas
Manchester City starlet arrested in casino row
World Cup final: punters 'could have reaped thousands' betting on Paul the octopus - Accumulator would have netted a 300 to 1 chance.
Man faces jail term for robbing bookmakers - Cambridge

Saturday & Sunday, 10th & 11th July

Tokyo - Japan Times
Japan's great gamble
"There are six legislated exceptions to the prohibition: the parimutuel betting on horse racing, bicycle racing, motorcycle racing, motorboat racing and also the Toto and Takarakuji lotteries - all of which are operated, exclusively, by public agencies."
Tokyo: pachinko
Tokyo: pachinko
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Korea & Reno, Nevada - Forbes
Korea's Kortek: From Games To Gaming

Singapore - Temasek Review
2 Chinese national convicted of casino theft

Pennsylvania - Philadelphia Inquirer
Harrah's may save Foxwoods Casino

Pennsylvania - The Patriot News
Hollywood Casino hopes advent of table games can 're-energize' horse racing

Pennsylvania table games openings...

All Bets On: Table Games Begin At Rivers, Meadows Casinos
WTAE ABC 4 Pittsburgh PA.
Countdown to Table Games
WNEP ABC 16 Scranton, PA.
Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races opens in fine fashion

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Marrakech poker open juin 2010 7
Casino Slump Persists - KRDO ABC 13 Colorado Springs. Casino images of the day...

Skylon-0088 - Fallsview Casino.
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Ladbrokes takes punt on rival - Daily Telegraph
Deplanck leaves Canal+'s kids unit to run new gambling firm - Ladbrokes/Canal+
Circus Casino Manchester to push meetings offer - Conference & Incentive Travel
Betting investigation follows Briton Richard Bloomfield's tennis win
Gang running fake lottery email scam busted - Times of India

Friday, 9th July

Atlantic City - N.J. Casino Control Commission
CCC Announces June Casino Revenue

Nassau & New York - The Tribune
Baha Mar's Harrah's appeal 'has no merit'

Las Vegas - WSJ
Drivers of Las Vegas Art Scene Cash Out
"I feel like we're in a different Las Vegas now, at least for 10 years, maybe forever," she said. "Art goes where the money is. It always has."

Las Vegas - USA Today
World Series of Poker is recession proof
"The 72,966 total entries this year represented a 20% increase over the previous record of 60,875 set in 57 events last year"

Las Vegas - Las Vegas Sun
Prepared text of Obama’s speech at UNLV on July 9, 2010

Las Vegas - Las Vegas Sun
Gaming officials say market stagnant

Las Vegas - Las Vegas Sun, RG-J/AP, LVR-J & Omaha World-Herald
Debt case dropped against Vegas casino high-roller
Debt case dropped against Vegas casino high-roller
High roller strikes deal with Harrah's over debt
Did Harrah's come out the winner?
"A trial could have brought attention to how they (casinos) get money out of high rollers, and some of the methods are not nice,” said William Thompson,"

Pennsylvania - Philadelphia Inquirer & Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Place your bets: Table games open at Pa. casinos
Players line up for opening day of table games at casinos
Table Games Busy At Rivers Casino - KDKA

All Bets On: Table Games Begin At Rivers, Meadows Casinos

Eilat, Israel - Jerusalem Post
Place your bets. Will a casino be built in Eilat?

Port Canaveral, Florida - eTurboNews & Orlando Sentinel
Canaveral Port Authority and Victory Casino Cruise agree on gaming cruises
Brevard port lands casino cruise ship
"Beginning in November, Victory Casino Cruise will begin service out of the port's cruise terminal 2 - the same terminal once occupied by Sterling Casino Lines,"

Singapore - Straits Times
3 convicted of casino theft
Jailed for gaming chip theft

Kathmandu - &
Nepali gov't set to introduce casino regulations
Nepal's Casino Royale

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The World Cup Effect - CNBC Video

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EU Court: Swedish Gambling Restrictions Don't Breach EU Law
Casino organiz
Casino organizer facing up to 10 years in jail - China Daily
Hong Kong police smash vast soccer gambling racket - Reuters
Briton caught up in £1m betting probe after unexpected triumph on tennis court - Daily Mail

Thursday, 8th July

Russia - The Voice of Russia & Russia Today
A year without casinos in Russia
One year without gambling in Moscow – the problem remains
One year without gambling in Moscow – the problem remains

Pennsylvania - Yahoo/Business Wire
MTR Gaming Group Receives Final Table Gaming Approval at Presque Isle Downs & Casino

New York - Wall Street Journal
Malaysia's Genting Could Win N.Y. Slots Licence

Argentina - Yahoo/PRNewswire
Pinnacle Entertainment Completes Sale of its Argentina Operations

Aberdeen- Press & Journal
Casino closes with 40 jobs lost after licence suspended

Newcastle & London - N.E. Business
Aspers casino's expansion plans after profits rise

Carson City - AP & Las Vegas Sun
Nevada casino winnings decrease 4.7% in May
Strip casino winnings drop 6.3 percent in May

Argentina - Yahoo/PRNewswire
Strip casino winnings drop 6.3 percent in May

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G2E Asia 2010 - Destination Macau/Aomen TV video

Cotai Strip (Pt.2)  - Destination Macau/Aomen TV video
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Casino Marina del Sol por Autopista
Casino Marina del Sol por Autopista -
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Mandarin Oriental Casino Macau
Mandarin Oriental Casino Macau -
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additional headlines...
Casino dealer prospects learn tricks of tables - Philadelphia Inquirer
China arrests hundreds of online football gamblers - China Daily
Suffolk Downs makes pitch for East Boston casino - Business Week
Peter Eastgate quits poker! - Betfair Poker Blog
Las Vegas Hotel Rooms Still a Bargain -

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