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Monday, 21st June

Las Vegas - Business Week/Bloomberg
Kerkorian’s Ex-Dealmaker Seeks Casinos With Onex Buyout Fund
Onex Acquires Control of the Tropicana Las Vegas Hotel and Casino - July 2009

Billings, Montana - MSNBC/AP
Tornado hits Mont. casino, rips off arena roof

Panama -
Casino license subject of controversy
Number of slot machines doubles

Las Vegas - Las Vegas Sun
Has the Rio lost its shine for buyers?

London - TCS Jon Huxley - press release
TCSJOHNHUXLEY confirmed Platinum Sponsor for International Gaming Awards

additional headlines...
Couch Slouch: Do Americans like to gamble? You bet - Washington Post
Mangas boss: BetClic breaks records in France - eGaming Review
Police Identify Seven VIPs Involved In Illegal Betting Syndicates - Malaysia

Saturday & Sunday, 19th & 20th June

Domincan Republic - Dominican Today & Oregon Live
Dominican police raises questions about casino deal after attorney's murder
Portland attorney Art Tarlow's slaying in Dominican Republic raises questions about casino deal

Isle of Man - Manx Radio
Gubay keen to get started on casino build
Pact with God: UK billionaire gives millions to church, keeping promise

China - Macau Daily Times
Macau links among detained in China
"Of the arrested, more than 180 were linked to gambling organisations in Macau, Hong Kong, Malaysia and the Philippines, Xinhua news agency reported."

Macau - AFP & Business Week/Bloomberg
Gambling mogul predicts 30 pct growth in Macau casinos
Macau Gaming Growth Will Exceed 30%, Adelson Says 

Las Vegas - Las Vegas Sun
Blackjack with poorer payouts making headway in Vegas
6 to 5 payoffs are now apparently on 25% of Nevada's BJ tables and revenue fell 16% over the last 12 months. Nevada BJ tables are now holding only 10 to 11% compared with 10 to 11 percent with 13 to 14% in the late 90's.
Nevada’s jobless rate hits 14%, nation’s highest

Kahnawake, Canada - Montreal Gazette
Kahnawake commission in unique gambling pact
Remote Gaming Regulators in Kahnawake and Antigua Agree to Create Inter-Jurisdictional Authorization Regime

Macau - Macau Business & Macau Daily Times
Keeping it clean
Chasing the dragon - Steve Wynn interview from late May 2010.
Land reclamation to be done in the next 5 years
Over the next 5 years Macau's total land area will grow through land reclamation to 32.6 sq. kilometres - presently it stands at 29.2. Between 1984 and 1998 the land area grew from just 15.5 sq. kilometres to 23.6.

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Group Wants 7 More Casinos in Michigan - WJBK FOX 2 Detroit, MI.

G2E Asia 2010
. casino images of the day...

9 Croupiers Wear Football Shirts for World Cup
9 Croupiers Wear Football Shirts for World Cup
Ladbrokes Casino's photostream


additional headlines...
Penn National sues joint venture partner in NJ
Teen wrestler reportedly told family of gambling before own death - Japan

Friday, 18th June

Hannover, Germany - Casinos Austria Int. - Press release
RP5 Hannover
RP5 Hannover - Grand opening 17th June, 2010.
Gamingfloor's photostream

Matthews, N.C. - PokerTek - press release
PokerTek to Unveil New Multi-Game Platform

Melbourne - Perth Now &,au
Crown moves to bankrupt ex high-roller with $50m gambling debts
"Over a 16-month period he turned over $1.479 billion in Melbourne alone. He enjoyed some spectacular wins. In the end, however, he lost all he won, and more."
Kakavas says Crown can't bankrupt him

Wilmington, Delaware - Business Wire
Live Table Games Debut at Delaware Park on June 18

Las Vegas - ESPN
Ex-Employees champ wins bracelet - David Warga.

Black Hawk, Colorado - AP
Casino city bans riding bikes through town

Pennsylvania - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Casinos prepping for the inevitable cheaters

Las Vegas - Las Vegas Sun
Station Casinos, Herbst Gaming fight bondholders in bankruptcy cases

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Hollywood Toledo Casino generating big buzz - WUPW FOX Toledo, OH.
530 rally for jobs casino palmer - WWLP NBC 22 Springfield MA.
Outside the Venetian Hotel Casino in Macau - video
Red Hawk Casino Employee Steals $125k - ATM thefts

Security Tight As Casino Table Games Arrive In Pittsburgh
WTAE ABC 4 Pittsburgh PA.
. Casino images of the day...

Cotai Mega Resort Under Construction
Cotai Mega Resort Under Construction
FollowOurFootsteps' photostream

additional headlines...
Penn National Gaming gets final approval in Nevada - Las Vegas Sun
Store clerk urged couple to buy $300,000 lottery ticket - Wyalusing
Armed raid at Fartown Timebox betting shop - Huddersfield
Four New Customers Go Live with Fully Managed Sportsbook Solution OddsMatrix
Churchill CEO: Tracks need alternative gambling - Yahoo/AP

Thursday, 17th June

Las Vegas - REEL TV press release
Reel-TV™ Launches New Innovative Technology That Transforms Casino Slot Machines into Video Advertising

Singapore - Today Online
No clear, enticing view of the casino

Nevada - Las Vegas Sun
Report: 2011 rebound expected, but full recovery years away
Southern Nevada Economic Outlook June 15
MGM responding to online reviewers’ criticism of Aria

London - eGaming Review
Commission responds to White List concerns
"the UK's gambling regulation body admitted that it had not even visited Antigua and Barbuda to examine its regulatory systems before adding it to its White List of approved jurisdictions. "

Newham - Newham Recorder
Bets are on for a casino
Six bidders for the Newham license and the winning bid is expected to be announced by 23rd December. - List of applicants

Aspers Westfield Stratford City.
Apollo Resorts & Leisure Silvertown Quays, Royal Victoria Dock.
Genting Casinos Between Great Eastern Street and Broadway to the south of the Stratford Centre.
Grosvenor Casinos The Royals Business Park, Dockside Road.
Great Eastern Quays Casino Great Eastern Quays off Armada Way, Gallions Reach.
Churchill Lincoln & Mr Roberts Location to be confirmed. 
Damian Aspinall plans giant Stratford casino in time for Olympics

Pennsylvania - Pittsburgh Business Times
Table games being delivered Thursday to Rivers Casino

Michigan - Yahoo/Globe Newswire
Rotate Black, Inc. Completes Its Acquisition of the Gaming Vessel "The Big Easy"

New Orleans - Yahoo/AP
Applications opened for last La. casino license

Las Vegas - Las Vegas Sun
Wynn Resorts cuts 261 jobs, restores 40-hour work weeks

Edinburgh - The Scotsman
Conman 'hid £1m' on trips to Dubai

World Cup betting...

Argentina v's South Korea - Betfair screen grab taken 5 mintues before kick off.
£11 million had been matched on the game winner market.
5 mintues before the end of the match and £10 million+ bet in running.
A single bet of over £750,000 was placed at odds of 0.02 when Argentina led 2-0.

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Sammy Farha: WSOP 2010 Bracelet Winners - WFLD FOX 32 Chicago, IL
Sir Richard Branson - Experience Vegas

Virgin: 10 Years of Flying to Vegas
Horse Tracks Bet they Can Beat Casinos - WFLD FOX 32 Chicago, IL.
Tom Swoik on Horses vs. Casinos - WFLD FOX 32 Chicago, IL. - Illinois Casino Gaming Association

additional headlines...
Missouri casinos to stay open 24 hours per day
Greenbrier Hiring for Casino Club
Cure for Vegas Addiction may require casino hosts identifying it - LVR-J
Bet365 strengthens lead over Betfair on Oddschecker - eGaming Review
Gambling scandal spreads in sumo - Japan Times
Fined for casino chips theft - Singapore. S$700 for S$35 worth of chips.

Wednesday, 16th June

Singapore - Straits Times
Jailed for casino cheating bid - Past posting on winning number.
Casino chip thief fined $3,000 - Claiming an abandoned chip on Baccarat.

Athens - Yahoo/AFP
US casino cheat knows all the tricks of the trade

Athens - Reuters
Greek gaming machines stage comeback amid crisis

Las Vegas - Las Vegas Sun & Yahoo/AP
MGM Mirage changes name, now MGM Resorts International
MGM Mirage changes name to MGM Resorts Int'l

Hong Kong - PRNewswire
Galaxy Entertainment Group Announces Closing of HK$9 Billion Club Loan

Las Vegas - WSJ
Wynn Cuts Some Staff, Restores Others
"Wynn will lay off 261 workers, 3% of the work force. But the company will also restore to full time 2,300 workers who had seen their work weeks cut to 32 hours. He will also increase the salaries of 1,400 supervisors who saw their pay decrease 15% during the recession."
Wynn Resorts lays off 261 workers in Las Vegas - AP
Layoffs at Wynn Las Vegas - KLAS TV/

Las Vegas - KLAS TV/
Virgin Atlantic Celebrates 10 Years of Direct Flights to Las Vegas Casino images of the day...

Ho Tram 33a
Ho Tram 33a - Selection of images from December 2009.
Tommy_Ph80's photostream

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Curso Certified Gambling Security version 4.0, Buenos Aires, Argentina

additional headlines...
The Death of Las Vegas - Seeking Alpha
"The truth is that the glory days of Las Vegas are over and they are not coming back."
Casino shooting linked to son's £1m debts - The Scotsman
Police show red card to illegal Cup gamblers - China Daily
Revenue down in May at Conn. casinos' slot games - Business Week
Louisiana casino revenue down 9.3 percent in May - Business Week

Tuesday, 15th June

Toronto, Ontario - Financial Post
Man jailed for fraudulently claiming $5.7-million jackpot
A year in jail for stealing $5.7M lotto ticket

Edinburgh - Edinbugh News &
Gambler son of gun attack victim is locked up for £1m scam
Jail for £1m fraudster whose father was shot at casino

Las Vegas - Yahoo/PRNewswire & Reuters
MGM MIRAGE Shareholders Approve Name Change to MGM Resorts International
MGM Mirage changes name to MGM Resorts International

Manila, Philippines - Philippine Daily Inquirer & ABS-CBN News
Stop casino openings, bishops urge Aquino
Catholic pastors to Noynoy: Don't open new casinos

Singapore - USA Today
Singapore counts on casino resorts to draw tourists

Las Vegas - Las Vegas Sun
Gaming exec John Gaughan sued over business loans

Macau - Macau Daily Times
June casino revenue lower than May, says regulator
Frank Fahrenkopf on TDM Talk Show: Not enough attention in Asia to responsible gaming

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Press Release 2010 - Las Vegas Mob Experience Casino images of the day...

New Casino? No, it old  Boa Sorte belonging to Goa Mariott with changed name
New Casino? No, it old Boa Sorte
joegoauk26's photostream
Marina Bay Sands Casino
Marina Bay Sands Casino
gerrypadden's photostream

additional headlines...
Singapore Successes Pressure Korean Casino Market - Gambling Compliance
'Free cocktails?' a dying call at casinos - San Francisco Chronicle
Ozeki admits to baseball gambling - Japan
888 Holdings Public Limited Company - Acquisition of Mytopia

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