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Monday, 7th June

Singapore- Channel News Asia
Incident at Marina Bay Sands raises question about casino levy exemptions

Las Vegas - Las Vegas Sun & AP
Another train enters fray for L.A. to LV route
New player enters race for rail line to Las Vegas
www.desertlightningproject.com

Las Vegas - Vegas Deluxe: Robin Leach
Photos: Poker prince Phil Laak sets astounding 115-hour playing record

New Jersey - MSNBC/AP & Press of Atlantic City
Man: I killed gambling boss because casinos cheat
Murdered Taj shift manager was "targeted," authorities say

Las Vegas - Las Vegas Review-Journal
Nguyen wins title at Rio - Player earns first bracelet since '03
Men "The Master" Nguyen: WSOP 2010 Bracelet Winners - Poker Listings.

Macau - Brisbane Times
Macau prepares for gaming expo
www.g2easia.com

New South Wales - Australian Daily Telegraph
Star City demands 1000 more pokies for redevelopment
www.starcity.com.au

Gary, Indiana - Gary Post-Tribune
Records show Majestic Star owes $22M
www.majesticstarcasino.com

London - Daily Telegraph & SportBusiness.com
Racing requires urgent reform, says William Hill boss
Jockey Club boasts £140m investment and increased attendances
www.thejockeyclub.co.uk

Las Vegas - CardPlayer.com
Phil Laak Breaks World Record
Phil Laak Breaks the Longest Poker Session Guiness World Record!
http://twitter.com/RealPhilLaak
http://twitpic.com/1um7w6

Atlantic City - The Press of Atlantic City
Casinos fined for 51-card decks

Las Vegas - Las Vegas Sun: Liz Benston
Uptick in MGM Mirage bookings offers hope for Strip turnaround

Macau - Macau Business
Edmund Ho gave conditional ‘yes’ to LVS apartment selling: Sheldon Adelson
The bunny comes to party in Macau
Chasing the dragon - Steve Wynn Interview.
Harrah’s still eyeing Macau

Las Vegas - Las Vegas Sun
8 more websites sued over R-J copyrights; 34 total
 

Selected images, audio & video...
Power 50 video exclusive: Mark Blandford - eGamingReview
VI Anniversary Party of Macau Business at MGM Macau
El casino de Valencia ofrece 250 puestos de trabajo
 

additional headlines...
Man Accused of Killing Atlantic City Casino Worker Due in Court
Paulson Betting Big On Gambling Rebound - Yahoo/Indie Research.
Van der Sloot seeks own lawyer in Peru murder case - Sy
NKorean leader's son gives interview - Altira, Macau. AP
 


 
 
Saturday & Sunday, 5th & 6th June

Melbourne - Fox News & ABC News
Patients Suing for 'Sex and Gambling Addictions' After Taking Parkinson's Drug
Parkinson's medication 'causes sex, gambling addictions'

Atlantic City - Philadelphia Inquirer
CasiNotes: Taj Mahal's gambling classes take students 'live'
www.playwithaces.com

New Zealand - New Zealand Herald
More than 140 kids abandoned at casinos since 2006
PM's adviser living it up in Sin City

Hong Kong - Business Wire
Asia Entertainment & Resources Ltd. Announces Record Month of Rolling Chip Turnover in May 2010
www.aerlf.com
 

Multi-media weekend at Gamingfloor.com !
 

Phil Laak Breaks Guinness World Record 
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Introducing... Resorts World Sentosa
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Alicia Jacobs interview with Steve Wynn
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Las Vegas - Reuters & CNBC
Sands CEO upbeat on Singapore casino outlook
Las Vegas Sands Bets on Asia - Sheldon Adelson interview on CNBC.

Las Vegas Sands PR
Sanford C. Bernstein 2010 Strategic Decisions Conference - Sheldon Adelson

Austria & UK - Novomatic Press release
AGI (Novomatic) purchases Octavian Assets
www.octavianinternational.com
www.novomatic.com
 

Selected images, audio & video...

LadyLuck-BrandVideo.wmv
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Services for Barbara Greenspun
Remembering Barbara Greenspun - Las Vegas Sun Video.
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The card counter versus the casinos
Repeat Until Rich: A Professional Card Counter's Chronicle of the Blackjack Wars
WSOP 2010: Caesars Palace Poker Room - PokerNews.com
WSOP 2010: Bellagio Poker Room
Thirty Push-ups For $1,000? No Problem For Phil Laak
Jennifer Harman: WSOP 2010 Interviews
 

additional headlines...
Some N.J. lawmakers betting on the Internet for new casino game revenue
Ohio Casino Rules: No Free Drinks, No Smoking
Black lawmakers, casinos cut written hiring deal
Since casino job fair in April, 517 have been hired in Atlantic City
Malaysian tycoon defends sports gambling
Spielsuchtberater attackiert Casinos Austria
NC tribe scraps contract with gambling consultant
www.lumbeetribe.com
Hellmuth’s Bid for Bracelet No. 12 Falls Short at 2010 World Series of Poker
Michael Jackson museum plans unveiled - Gary Indiana. The Guardian
 


 
 
Friday, 4th June

Gaming Investments - Fortune/CNN Money
Another casino buy for John Paulson

Vietnam - Vietnam Briefing
Vietnam ‘All In’ as Casinos, Service Industry Bet on Ba Ria-Vung Tau

Luanda, Angola - MacauHub.com.mo
Casinos de Angola company invests US$55 million in gaming and entertainment
www.casinosdeangola.com
www.casino-olimpia.com

Carson City, Nevada - LVR-J
Casino licensees told to stay clear of Internet gambling companies
Business Relationships With Internet Based Companies Response

Brussels - Daily Mail & EuropeanVoice.com
Online gambling sites can be banned as EU bars Ladbrokes from taking Dutch bets
ECJ rules against online betting firms

Las Vegas - Business Week/Bloomberg, WSJ & Harrah's Ent.
Harrah’s Gets Investment From Paulson, Apollo, TPG
Paulson to Take 9.9% Stake in Harrah's
Harrah's Entertainment Announces Significant Investment By Apollo Management, TPG Capital and Paulson & Co. Inc.
www.paulsoninvestment.com
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Paulson
www.harrahs.com

Florida - Sun-Sentinel & Miami Herald
Seminoles accused of violating federal Indian gaming laws
Seminole leaders accused of misusing casino profits
www.nigc.gov - National Indian Gaming Commission
www.semtribe.com
www.theseminolecasinos.com
www.seminolehardrock.com
www.hardrockhotels.com

Brussels - Daily Telegraph & EUObserver.com
EU ruling prompts calls for overhaul of gambling laws
EU court backs right to restrict online gambling

Peru & Chile - PokerRoomReview & NederPoker.nl
LAPT Poker Player Van der Sloot Arrested in Chile
Joran van der Sloot in Lima voor de LAPT?
Joran van der Sloot poker player/serial killer? - Two plus Two poker forum

London - Reuters
NetPlay TV loss widens; sees benefiting from Google TV launch
www.netplaytv.com
 

Selected images, audio & video...
Phil Laak's Endurance Challenge - 25th Hour - CardPlayer.com
Palms Casino's Maloof Sees Pick Up in Gambling Business - Bloomberg
 

Palms Casino's Maloof Sees Pick Up in Gambling Business: Video Bloomberg
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Liv Boeree: WSOP 2010 Interviews
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additional headlines...
Tropicana Las Vegas reports $9.9 million loss - LVR-J
Black Gaming, LLC Announces Further Cost Reduction Efforts
TCSJOHNHUXLEY appoints Rebecca Kingswell – Executive Director of Operations (Singapore)
City casino reopens after £1.5m overhaul - Yorkshire Post
Glitzy casino launch night - Sheffield Star
www.napoleons-casinos.co.uk/Casinos/SheffieldEcclesallRoad
Suspect charged over bookmaker robberies - Kent Online
 


 
 
Thursday, 3rd June

Las Vegas - Yahoo/Business Wire
Bally Technologies' Tina Kilmer and Denyse Moore Named 2009 "Great Women of Gaming"
www.greatwomenofgaming.com
www.casinoenterprisemanagement.com

Brussels - Reuters, AFP & BBC
EU court says countries can ban online gambling
EU court deals setback to online betting sites
Online gambling blocks backed by European cour 

Brussels - AP
Ladbrokes loses Dutch betting case

Switzerland - International Federation of Poker press release
IFP REACTION TO SWISS SUPREME COURT RULING
www.ifpoker.org

London & Canada - TCSJH press release
TCSJOHNHUXLEY chosen to supply Casino New Brunswick
www.tcsjohnhuxley.com
www.casinonb.ca
 

New Brunswick Casino  - TCS John Huxley
New Brunswick Casino - TCS John Huxley
Gamingfloor's photostream
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Las Vegas - PRNewswire
GPI to Present RFIDPoker(R), eReady(R) tables at G2E Asia
www.gpigaming.com

Las Vegas - Las Vegas Sun
MGM Mirage exports its brand to foreign lands
www.mgmmiragehospitality.com

Chile & Lima, Peru - AP, CNN & BBC
Chile police hunt Dutchman sought in Peru killing
Former suspect in Natalee Holloway case wanted in Peruvian murder case
Police seek Dutchman van der Sloot over Peru killing
www.lapt.com/tournaments/lima/about - Latin Amrica Poker Tour
www.acity.com.pe
 

Atlantic City in Lima
Atlantic City in Lima
EleanorRigby's photostream
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Pennsylvania - Philadelphia Inquirer
Foxwoods seeks more time to salvage casino deal
www.foxwoodspa.com

Massachusetts - Boston Globe
Senate to propose licensing 3 casinos - But says no to slot machines at state’s racetracks
Proposed Mass. sites for casinos, slots
www.uss-mass.org - United to Stop Slots in Massachusetts

Pennsylvania - PRNewswire
Pennsylvania Slot Machine Revenue Rises 13% in May
www.pgcb.state.pa.us - Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board

Athens - News.com.au
Greece to sell off railways and casinos to pay off debt from crisis 
www.corfu-casino.gr/default_en.html

Switzerland - Daily Telegraph
Switzerland bans private poker games
"Had the Swiss Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that Texas hold 'em was a game of skill, it would have permitted private competitions to continue. But it said that luck was the major factor in determining the winner."

Dublin - Silicon Republic
Irish Govt decision on online casinos 'imminent'

Sheffield - The Business Desk
Casino boss sets out plans for winning formula
www.napoleons-casinos.co.uk
www.owlertonstadium.co.uk
 

Flickr.com Casino images of the day...

WSOP Energy - Flavored Shots
WSOP Energy - Flavored Shots
WSOP Energy's photostream
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additional headlines...
Casino International - June digital edition
GPI to showcase advances in RFID casino applications - RFID News
Jail for gambling addict who stole £132,000 of firm's money - ThisDerbyshire
 


 
 
Wednesday, 2nd June

Guildford - GetSurrey.co.uk
Harper given approval for gambling centres
www.casinoguildford.co.uk
Casino Nightclub Guildford

St. Louis- The Guardian
Switzerland bans private poker tournaments
"Supreme court rules that Texas hold 'em matches are games of chance, not skill, and should be limited to licensed casinos."

Poker - Medical News Today
Poker Players Use Drugs To Enhance Performance
Nova Southeastern University study finds 80 percent of poker players using drugs and other substances to enhance performance
Use of cognitive and performance enhancing medications in poker players

Las Vegas - ContractMusic.com & LVR-J
Steve Wynn - Wynn Sues Francis For Slander
Lawsuits Gone Wild! Wynn sues pornster Francis
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joe_Francis

St. Louis - CNBC/AP
Isle of Capri Casinos posts surprise 4Q profit

Las Vegas - Business Wire
Bally Technologies to Showcase Spinning Wheels, Groundbreaking U-Spin™ Technology, New iVIEW DM™ Applications at G2E Asia

Nottingham - Marketing Week
Gala Coral readies online push
www.galagroup.co.uk

Las Vegas - Las Vegas Weekly & LVR-J
Sun publisher, family matriarch Barbara Greenspun dies at 88
Sun publisher Greenspun dies - Clan matriarch hailed for work bettering LV
 

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Saving Las Vegas - Sheldon Adelson on Sin City's shifting fortunes
Sheldon Adelson interviewed at the Venetian by Mike Huckabee from Fox News.
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Macau - Business Week/Bloomberg & China Daily
Macau Casino Revenue Said to Double to $2.12 Billion
Macao's casino revenue said to double to $2.12b in May
Macau Casino Revenue Probably Rose by 90%, CLSA Says - 19th May.
Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau - 2010 Statistics

Missouri - St. Louis Today
A hot battle is brewing for Missouri’s last casino license
"The gaming commission has received no fewer than 15 “letters of interest” from would-be licensees."

Pennsylvania, Delaware. Maryland & W. Virginia - Pennlive.com/AP
East Coast casinos target Asian-American market
Charles Town, other casinos target Asian-American market - Charleston Gazette
Md. loses Asian gamblers to neighboring states - Washington Examiner

Las Vegas - PRNewswire
Encore Beach Club and Surrender Nightclub Celebrate Grand Opening
Encore Beach Club at Wynn Las Vegas Grand Opening
www.encorebeachclub.com
www.surrendernightclub.com
 

Encore Beach Club - Wynn Resorts
Encore Beach Club - Wynn Resorts
Gamingfloor's photostream
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Greece & Israel - BFNews.com
Greek crisis drives Queenco Leisure into red for Q1
www.queenco.com
www.clubhotelloutraki.gr

Kathmandu - Himalayan Times
Eight Nepali gamblers arrested in casino raid
www.casinosnepal.com
 

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Isle Casinos Benjamins the Great Debate
Police Seek Seminole Hard Rock Garage Robber - Hollywood Florida.
 

additional headlines...
'Cynical' gaming cash machine to be investigated - Victoria, Australia
MasterCard spent $820,000 lobbying in 1st quarter - AP
SugarHouse Casino pays fee for table games license
www.sugarhousecasino.com
World Cup betting is big business - NineMSN
Bookie, poll see uncertain future for BP, CEO - Reuters
The History of the WSOP Ladies Event - WomanPokerPlayer.com
 


 
 
Tuesday, 1st June

Nassau - Nassau Guardian
Atlantis' $100m plans revealed
www.atlantis.com

London ? - PRNewswire & CalvinAyre.com
Slots.com Quickly Snapped up by BodogBrand.com for Over GBP4,000,000
BodogBrand.com pays £3.8m for Slots.com
www.slots.com
www.bodogbrand.com

Macau - Yahoo/Globe Newswire
'The House of Dancing Water' to Open on September 16, 2010 at City of Dreams
www.cityofdreamsmacau.com
www.melco-crown.com

Washington State - Yahoo/Globe Newswire
Court Approves Nevada Gold's Acquisition of Washington Mini-Casinos
www.nevadagold.com
www.silverdollarcasinos.com

Atlantic City - The Press of Atlantic City
Atlantic City casino officials say Memorial Day weekend exceeded expectations

Atlantic City - NBC40.net
Group hopes to educate A.C. casinos about benefits of being smoke-free
www.njgasp.org

Blackpool - Daily Telegraph & Daily Mail
Blackpool hoopla game 'impossible to win'
Seafront hoopla stall owners convicted of conning punters out of thousands of pounds in 'impossible game'
"One man, a doctor, spent an astonishing £1,200 at the booth on the main promenade in Blackpool in his vain quest to win a prize."
Blackpool hoopla scam's 2,600 to 1 odds

Hong Kong - Channel News Asia
HK to crack down on illegal football betting
"During the last competition in 2006, Hong Kong police arrested 342 people in relation to illegal bookmaking and seized over US$20 million worth of illegal bets."
http://football.hkjc.com/football/english/index.aspx

Las Vegas - Las Vegas Sun
Wynn executives among the highest paid in Las Vegas
The List: Highest-Paid Executives of Publicly Reporting Companies
 

Selected images, audio & video...
Isle Casinos Slotinental Congress
CalvinAyre.com - Launch Party Video Highlights
 

Flickr.com Casino images of the day...

Casino_Morongo_Banning
Casino_Morongo_Banning - www.morongocasinoresort.com
Locations: Ivan Siebel's photostream
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additional headlines...
Ladbrokes stopped betting on SA game, again - Business Day
Brighton twins jailed for £5 million betting scam - The Argus
World Series of Poker Cheater Caught On Tape - PokerRoomReview.com
Card ban to stop kids gambling - Australia
Bungling betting shop robber tripped over bin and dropped cash demand note
Greece to ban smoking in all indoor public places - The Guardian
"Casinos and bars bigger than 300 sq m will be given eight months to apply the law."
 

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