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Wednesday, 30th June

Florida - PR.com
Mardi Gras Casino Launches Major Progressive Link
www.playmardigras.com
Brand new Mardi Gras Casino 30 second commercial

Alabama - WSFA.com
Ala gambling task force ordered out of casino
800 electronic bingo machines seized
www.greenetrackpaysyoumoney.com

London, Delaware & Singapore - TCS John Huxley - Press releases
TCSJOHNHUXLEY chosen to supply Delaware Park
Novo TouchBet® proves to be a touch of class for Resorts World Sentosa

New York - Reuters & New York Times
Three groups vie for New York Aqueduct slots contract
"The first two bidders are: Genting New York, LLC, and Penn National. The third group is SL Green, Hard Rock International, and Clairvest Group Inc."
3 Submit Bids on Franchise for Gambling at Aqueduct
www.nyra.com

Atlantic City - Globe & Mail/AP
Panel overturns Canadian fines on U.S. casino flights

Vienna, Austria - OTS.at & Der Standard
Casinos Austria International - Neue Anleihe bringt neue Spielräume Anleihe 2010 - 2017
Casinos zapfen Kapitalmarkt an
New Corporate Bond Brings New Growth Opportunities
www.casinosaustriainternational.com
 

Casinos Austria International - Corporate Bond
Casinos Austria International - Corporate Bond
Gamingfloor's photostream
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Connecticut - Business Wire
Mohegan Sun and SeaStreak join forces to bring guests from New York City to Mohegan Sun quickly and affordably
www.mohegansun.com
www.seastreak.com
 

Selected audio & video...

Le Reve Behind The Dream 
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Flickr.com Casino images of the day...

Kurhaus Wiesbaden (Spa and Casino)
Kurhaus Wiesbaden (Spa and Casino)
mbell1975's photostream
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additional headlines...
Police cripple 2 football betting syndicates & arrest 12 during 15-hour blitz
Alleged bookies’ ring is smashed - Preston
http://stoploansharks.direct.gov.uk/index.html
 


 
 
Tuesday, 29th June

Venice, Italy - Yahoo/PRNewswire
Italy's Casino di Venezia installs IGT's sbX(TM) Casino Management System
www.casinovenezia.it
www.igt.com/content/base.asp?pid=59.365

Las Vegas - Las Vegas Business Press
CityCenter's Harmon Hotel languishes; unfinished building at center of legal dispute

Singapore - Straits Times & Channel News Asia
S.African casino cheat jailed - 7 months jail for past posting on Roulette.
S.African businessman gets 7 months' jail for cheating at RWS casino

Miami - Miami Herald
IRS is probing casino payouts
"The IRS is investigating allegations that the Miccosukee Tribe used armored vehicles to deliver up to $10 million in cash from its gambling operations to hundreds of Indians four times a year -- without anyone reporting the money as taxable income."
www.miccosukeeresort.com

Macau - Business Week/Bloomberg
Sands China Seeks Chinese Airline Partner for Macau Flights
www.sandschinaltd.com

U.K. & Australia - Herald Sun
Tatts loses confidence in UK gaming
www.talarius.com
www.quicksilvergames.co.uk
www.tattsgroup.com
http://au.finance.yahoo.com/q?s=TTS.AX

Nevada - Las Vegas Sun
Judge approves Black Gaming bankruptcy plan
www.oasisresort.com
www.itsmesquite.com

Indiana - Indiana Post-Tribune
Majestic Star may owe $27 million in back taxes
www.majesticstar.com

Vancouver & Vietnam - BCBusinessOnline.ca
Vietnam's MGM Grand Ho Tram Resort
www.asiancoastdevelopment.com/mgm-grand-ho-tram.php
www.hotramstrip.com

Colorado Springs - PRNewswire
Century Casinos Extends Agreement with Oceania Cruises
www.centurycasinos.com
www.oceaniacruises.com - Prestige Cruise Holdings.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apollo_Management

Detroit - Chicago Tribune/AP
Michigan gambling board OKs Greektown Casino sale
www.greektowncasino.com

Singapore - Straits Times & New York Post
Casino gaming slots 'secure'
Casino war hits Singapore
 

Selected audio & video...
Woman Leaves 25 Cats, 2 Dogs In Car During Casino Visit - St. Charles MO.
Missouri woman jailed after leaving 27 animals in hot car
Thunder Valley Unveils Resort Expansion - KCRA NBC 3 Sacramento CA
 

additional headlines...
Le Reve Presents the Diver's Dream Package, the Ultimate SCUBA Experience
Dominicans seize guns, detain two in killing of Portland lawyer Art Tarlow
9 cops charged for sheltering casinos - Taiwan
Men in a women’s World Series of Poker tourney - Las Vegas Sun
Gambling addict jailed for £10k theft at bookies - Cambridge
NY, NJ crack down on alleged mob gambling rings - AP
SEC accuses money manager of $106 mln Ponzi fraud - Reuters

 


 
 
Monday, 28th June

Matthews, N.C. - Yahoo/Business Wire
PokerTek Launches New Software That Revolutionizes Live Multi-Table Tournaments
www.pokertek.com
www.grupocaliente.com.mx
PokerTek signs $5 million funding deal

Atlantic City - Press of Atlantic City
Atlantic City nightclubs cash in on B-list celebrities' star power

Mississippi - Biloxi Sun-Herald
Hopes fade for quick restart on Harrah's casino
www.grandcasinobiloxi.com/casinos/grand-biloxi/casino-misc/margaritaville.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Margaritaville_Casino_and_Resort

Austria - Reuters & eGaming Review
Bwin says still in talks about acquisitions
Androsch refutes Bwin/Party comments
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hannes_Androsch
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bwin

Singapore - Reuters
Singapore visitor arrivals soar 30% in May
"Singapore hotels reported an average occupancy rate of 85% in May, up 17.1% points from 68% a year earlier, pushing the average room rate up by 13.4% from a year ago to S$209 ($151) a night."

MM Lee's forecast of The Sands
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Marina Bay Sands is officially open! (Marina Bay Sands Opening Pt 1) 
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Southampton - Daily Echo
Mum loses £47k in World Cup lottery scam

Manila - Inside Asian Gaming
New chairman in waiting for Pagcor
www.pagcor.ph

Macau - Macau Business
Tweaking it
"One of the main changes proposed is the increase of the minimum age for entering casinos from 18 to 21."

Pennsylvania - Morning Call
High rollers expect, and get, easy credit from casinos
 

Selected audio & video...
Crackdown on missing gambling money (4:00) - TVNZ.co.nz
 

Flickr.com Casino images of the day...

Cairo Marriott Hotel & Omar Khayyam Casino
Cairo Marriott Hotel & Omar Khayyam Casino 
Mosaad Hussein's photostream
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Project City Center, Las Vegas
Project City Center, Las Vegas
s.yume's photostream
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additional headlines...
Isle of Capri Casinos plans to sell 9M shares - Yahoo/AP
Hong Kong police smash football gambling ring - Yahoo/AFP
Environmental hazards at casino site kept hushed up - Columbus Dispatch
Malaysia's Berjaya halts buy of betting firm-report - Yahoo Malaysia/Reuters
Asean effort to curb gaming - Straits Times
 


 
Saturday & Sunday, 26th & 27th June

Boston - Boston Globe
Amid frustration, debate on casinos is halted for the day

Las Vegas - AOL News
Casino Memorabilia Buffs Hit Jackpot at Vegas Expo
www.ccgtcc.com - Casino Chip & Gaming Tokens Collectors Club.

Tokyo, Japan - Daily Yomiuri 
Casinos eyed for Narita Airport - Chiba governor proposes facilities just for foreign visitors
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Narita_International_Airport

Malaysia - Reuters, AP & Straits Times
Malaysia scraps betting licence amid Muslim anger
Malaysia nixes sports betting for non-Muslims
M'sia scraps betting licence 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vincent_Tan
www.berjaya.com

Vietnam - Thanh Nien News
Casino asked to close for violating permit rules
www.ssiresort.com
www.flickr.com/photos/danny_tran/4658499722
www.flickr.com/photos/willie_bitz/4474398715

Cambodia - Phnom Penh Post
R'kiri border casino on track

London - Metro.co.uk
England v Germany expected to break World Cup betting records

Ohio - RGJ & Business Week
Harrah's buys Cleveland's Thistledown horse track for $43M
2 Ohio horse tracks get new owners tied to casinos
www.thistledown.com
www.beulahpark.com

Singapore - DesignBoom.com
marina bay sands skypark opens
 

World Championship Climb to the SkyPark
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Selected audio & video...
no smoking casinos - WWLP NBC 22 Springfield MA
 

Flickr.com Casino images of the day...

An Aircraft Carrier and a Casino
An Aircraft Carrier and a Casino
KirkinHalifax's photostream
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additional headlines...
Hollywood Casino to start dismantling 2nd riverboat
Phil Laak’s Poker Endurance Record May Have Been Broken - Poker News Daily
Netplay TV PLC - Trading Update
www.netplaytv.plc.uk
www.netplaytv.com
Michael Jackson glove sells for $160,000 at auction - Las Vegas Sun
Analyst predicts more tough times for gaming industry - Las Vegas Sun
Gambling addict steals $750k from betting agency - Victoria, Australia.
Man files suit over gambling ad - Kuala Lumpur
Pair wanted over arcade fruit machine theft - Portsmouth
 


 
 
Friday, 25th June

Connecticut - The Day
Foxwoods job protections extended to LGBT employees

Florida - Yahoo/PR Web
Seminole Casinos to Debut No-limit, High Stakes Poker 24 Hours, Seven Days a Week, 365 Days a Year
www.theseminolecasinos.com

St. Louis - St. Louis Today
Floodwaters close President Casino for good
www.presidentcasino.com
http://www.flickr.com/photos/dazon_blue/4724709190

Atlantic City - AP
NJ grants Borgata new 5-year license
www.theborgata.com

Las Vegas - AP
Panel OKs razing historic Moulin Rouge remains
"It closed after six months but hosted a 1960 meeting where Las Vegas Strip hotel owners agreed to accept black guests."

Reno & Helsinki - Yahoo/PRNewswire
IGT's sbX(TM) Casino Management System Goes Live in Finland
www.grandcasinohelsinki.fi
www.igt.com/content/base.asp?pid=59.365

Las Vegas - Business Wire, AP & LVR-J
U.S. Government Issues Massive Labor Law Complaint Against Station Casinos
Union backing Station Casinos organization push
Union adding to complaint against Station Casinos
www.headsupentertainment.com

Salzburg, Austria - Salzburg.com
Mehr Geld für Glücksspiel als für Bildung

Australia - The Australian
James Packer's pals polish his Crown
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Gyngell
 

Macau...
Macau chief Chui talks the talk - Asia Times. Muhammad Cohen
Visitors top 10.3 million in first five months - Macau Daily Times
"In the first five months of 2010 Macau received 10.33 million visitors, which is a rise of 15.8% compared to the same period last year, "
User-pays water pricing on the way - Macau Daily Times
Sands wagers on Asia for next decade - Hong Kong Standard
 

Selected audio & video...
Welfare debit cards used in casinos - KGET.com
Welfare Debit Cards Being Used At Calif. Casinos - CBS13.com
Las Vegas Sands opens $5.5 billion casino resort in Singapore today
 

Flickr.com Casino images of the day...

Historic Moulin Rouge Casino, Las Vegas
1955 - Historic Moulin Rouge Casino, Las Vegas
Nevada Culture's photostream
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Moulin Rouge casino awaits bulldozers
2010 - Moulin Rouge casino awaits bulldozers
skyraider1404's photostream
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additional headlines...
India losing billions in gambling revenue - Sheldon Adelson comments.
Gaming machines win support of racing club members - Christchurch
www.addington.co.nz
Sumo: Japan sumo gambling scandal highlights yakuza links - Channel News Asia
HeadsUp Entertainment Finalizes Agreement to Host Poker Super Cruise on Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines’ “Freedom of the Seas”
www.headsupentertainment.com
 


 
 
Thursday, 24th June

Colorado Springs - PRNewswire
Century Casinos Exclusive Operator for Regent Seven Seas Cruises
www.centurycasinos.com
www.rssc.com

Maryland - MarketWatch
Md. board approves buying 438 more slot machines
www.hollywoodcasinoperryville.com

Singapore - MarketWatch
Marina Bay Sands Opening Celebration Highlights Features of New Tourism Icon
http://finance.yahoo.com/q?s=LVS
www.marinabaysands.com

Singapore - Business Week/Bloomberg, Independent & Reuters
Vegas Sands Targets Asia for Sales as Rollers Return
Asian gaming demand greater than five Las Vegases: US tycoon
Sands' $5.5 bln bet on Singapore looks to be paying off
Marina Bay Sands Opening
Glitz and glamour at Marina Bay Sands opening
 

Adelson Sees 'No Reason' to Spin-Off Marina Bay Sands
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Montana - Yahoo/PRNewswire
Table Trac Continues Geographic Expansion, Enters Montana Market
www.tabletrac.com

Panama - Prensa.com
Casino license likely to be suspended
www.worldofprincess.com

Las Vegas - LVR-J
WORLD SERIES OF POKER: Ivey has lofty goals after winning eighth WSOP bracelet
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phil_Ivey
www.philivey.com
 

Selected audio & video...
Las Vegas Sands chief on IPBA lawsuit
Mohegan Sun hosts casino conversation - WWLP NBC 22 Springfield MA
Julien's Auctions Summer Sale 2010 at Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino Las Vegas - www
Playboy Club Party Macao
Phil Ivey: 2010 WSOP Bracelet Winners
Phil Ivey wins 8th WSOP Bracelet Event #37: $3,000 H.O.R.S.E.
Pamietnik Vivaz SINGAPORE Building Climb Race at MBS.mov
 

Flickr.com Casino images of the day...

Skypark_4918
Skypark_4918
Andrew JK Tan's photostream
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Marina Bay Sands-Grand Opening
Marina Bay Sands-Grand Opening
martadinata171's photostream
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additional headlines...
International Gaming Awards Magazine - June digital issue
Australia upholds online gaming ban - eGaming Review
Celebrity memorabilia hits the auction block in Las Vegas - Las Vegas Sun
www.juliensauctions.com
$1.2 billion in Fontainebleau construction permits pulled - Las Vegas Sun
www.lasvegassun.com/news/fontainebleau
Mass. Senate casino bill would allow smoking - CNBC
Goal is to end soccer gambling - Peoples Daily
World's second-most expensive casino opens in Singapore
Fight to stop casino - Manchester Evening News
 


 
 
Wednesday, 23rd June

Singapore - Reuters, CNBC & Business Week
Sands eyes Greece, Spain, Italy for casinos
Sands sees up to 150,000 daily visitors to S'pore complex
Sands Aims to Recoup Singapore Investment in Under 5 Years
Adelson Ready to Settle Casino Dispute With Law Group
 
Adelson Sees 'No Reason' to Spin-Off Marina Bay Sands
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Singapore - Business Week/Bloomberg
Singapore Gambles Low Crime Rate With Casino Push
 

'God of Gamblers' Wary of Singapore's New Casinos
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Australia - Sydney Morning Herald
Limit pokie bets to $1 each: report
"The commission recommended that from 2012 all new machines have a $1-per-button maximum play."
Address gambling like binge drinking: report
www.pc.gov.au
www.pc.gov.au/projects/inquiry/gambling-2009/report
Gambling - Key points

Australia - SBS.com.au
No liberalisation of online gambling: Canberra

Nottingham - ThisisBusiness - East Midlands
Finance deal puts Gala Coral back on course for growth

Israel - Haaretz & Jerusalem Post
Cops bust one of their own in Internet gambling ring
28 held for online World Cup betting scheme
 

Flickr.com casino images of the day...

Singapore Sands Skypark 01
Singapore Sands Skypark 01
Jasmonk's photostream 
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additional headlines...
ASA bans William Hill Casino advert
Bookies stung as ‘classic’ gambling coup pays off - Belfast Telegraph
Downside of gambling raises worry - Boston
Japan tourism officials warns that legalizing casinos in Saipan may not bring tourists - CBS News/AP
Chinese police vow to strike at online gambling amid World Cup craze
Shuffle Master, Inc. Announces the Promotion of David Lopez to Chief Operating Officer
 


 
 
Tuesday, 22nd June

Pennsylvania - The Patriot News
Table games arrive at Hollywood Casino, should be open for gamblers by mid-July
www.hcpn.com
 
Hollywood Casino Table Games - WHP CBS 21 Harrisburg.
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London & Nottingham - Daily Telegraph, Independent, Press Assoc. & FT
Four debt holders take control of Gala Coral
Gala Coral debt holders take control and leave buyout firms in the cold
Gala Coral seals restructuring deal
Gala in deal over £2.5bn debt pile
www.galacoral.co.uk
Gala Coral Restructuring Successfully Completed

London - New Media Age
Google to allow UK gambling ads on YouTube

St. Louis - St. Louis Public Radio
President Casino workers fight to keep jobs
www.presidentcasino.com

Las Vegas - Business Week/Bloomberg
Station Casinos Judge Refuses to Block Bankruptcy Auction
www.stationcasinos.com

West Virginia - Business Wire
Grand Opening of the Casino Club at The Greenbrier Draws Celebrity Crowd
www.greenbrier.com
Greenbrier construction...site for the new Casino

Singapore - Straits Times
Fined for swiping gaming chip - Picked another's chip up off the floor !

Singapore - Today Online & Channel News Asia
Race to the SkyPark ... from the outside
21 climbers to scale Marina Bay Sands to mark opening
www.marinabaysands.com
 

Selected audio & video...
Meadows Casino Introducing High-Tech Chips
 

Meadows Tries To Thwart Table Game Cheats With Smart Chips
WTAE ABC 4 Pittsburgh PA.
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ESPN Trailer - World Championship Climb To The Sands SkyPark
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additional headlines...
Casinos Austria International - June 2010 Newsletter
Sumo Loses Biggest Sponsor Amid Baseball Gambling Scandal - Bloomberg
Casino opponents hoping clock runs out on push for expanded gambling
Apparent kitchen grease fire caused evacuation of Riverwind Casino
www.riverwind.com
Danske Spil cancels PartyGaming agreement - iGaming Business
48 arrested in NE China web soccer gambling - China Daily
 

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