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Wednesday, 31st March

Las Vegas - Yahoo/PRNewswire
Gaming Partners International Reports Financial Results for the Fourth Quarter and Year-End 2009

Panama & The Philippines -
Thunderbird Resorts Inc.: Update on Philippines...
Philippines Thunderbird Resort Poro Point

Loutraki, Greece & Belgrade, Serbia -
Queenco Leisure International Ltd. - Exercise of the Put Option granted by Casino Austria

Las Vegas - Investors Business Daily
Casino Operator Morphs Into Chinese Company With U.S. Presence

Las Vegas - reuters
MGM hires banks for planned $500mln HK listing-sources

London - The Times & Daily Telegraph
Ladbrokes’ new chief Richard Glynn is chasing £12m jackpot
New Ladbrokes chief Richard Glynn handed £12m wager on doubling shares - 158p

YouTube & Vimeo videos etc...

Mandalay Bay Be Yourself - CPA
glenngroup's Channel
Out-of-state gaming work proves important for Reno ad agencies

Foxwoods 48
Commerce Casino - 30 second commercial

additional headlines...
Thunder Valley Casino names new general manager - Sacramento Bee
Players Network Rolls Out National Print Advertising Campaign to Promote Programming
The Rush of Gaming the Casino - Repeat until Rich book review. NY Times

Tuesday, 30th March

Switzerland - Bloomberg
Swiss Casino Heist Gang Had Detailed Plan for Coup

Macau - Wall Street Journal
SJM plays down casino cap - Now at HK$5.26 - up from HK$1.30 in Nov 2008.

Slot "malfunctions"
Woman denied $42,000,000 in slot machine ‘malfunction’ - Colorado. March 2010
Casino: $166M Win Was Slot Malfunction - Florida. November 2009.
OLG offers slot player free dinner instead of $43M - Ontario. March 2009.
Winner refuses $20,000 slots jackpot, files suit - Atlantic City. March 2008.
Jackpot or Mistake? Man Sues Over $1.6M 'Jackpot' - New Mexico. Aug 2006
Loose slots?: Machine malfunction costs casino $487,000 - Indiana 2006
Casino Error Voids Man's $102,000 Pa. Jackpot - Philadelphia. Jan 2007
Slot player continues legal battle over disputed jackpot- Las Vegas. August 1997
Jackpot winner played machine despite knowing about malfunction - 1998
Slot Machine Malfunctions - Frequently Asked Questions
Slot Machine Malfunction - Who is responsible?

Samoa -
Casino will have a high social cost for Samoa - Problem Gambling Foundation of New Zealand Casino images of the day...

Casino Facade
Casino de Marrakech - Originally opened in 1952.
Preferred Hotel Group's photostream

Casino Entrance
Casino Entrance
Casino Connection International's photostream - Global Gaming Business. Roger Gros
Larger versions of the image show entrance regulations and fee details.

additional headlines...
Acquisition of LVS by la Francaise des Jeux - iGaming Business
Three arrested after police raid bookies - Hounslow. Drug dealing
SABMiller: No casino exit after merger

Monday, 29th March

Macau & Hong Kong - Reuters
Special report: High-rollers, triads and a Las Vegas giant

Las Vegas - Las Vegas Sun
CityCenter slugfest pits owner vs. builder

South Africa - Business Report
Gold Reef annual headline earnings up 1%

Switzerland - Daily Telegtaph & NTV
Armed gang steals hundreds of thousands in Swiss casino raid
Überfall auf Grand Casino in Basel - Brutale Räuber machen große Beute

Gang of Masked Gunmen Rob Swiss Casino
Überfall auf Casino In Basel/Schweiz

Lake Tahoe - Nevada Appeal
Lake Tahoe's Cal Neva to close casino

Farewell To Sinatra's Cal-Neva Casino - KCRA NBC 3 Sacramento CA.

Macau - Macau Daily Times
Sands reacts to table cap

additional headlines...
Gang of betting shop robbers jailed - Salford. Racing Post

Saturday & Sunday, 27th & 28th March

Switzerland - CNN, BBC & Guardian
Armed robbers raid Swiss casino
Switzerland casino is robbed by armed gang
Basle's Grand Royal casino raided by armed gang
Basel casino robbers flee to France
Grand Casino, Basel
Grand Casino, Basel
booksprite's photostream

Vancouver, B.C. - CBC Video
New Vancouver casino an 'entertainment epicentre'
Casino will be a boon: Campbell

BC Place Complex To Create Thousands Of Jobs - Paragon Gaming PR

Nevada - Las Vegas Sun & LVR-J
Sarah Palin rallies thousands in Harry Reid’s hometown
Palin energizes thousands, declares 'we're not going to sit down and shut up'
Las Vegas Strip goes dark for Earth Hour
Las Vegas joins nation, world in dimming lights for Earth Hour
Jobless rate inches up to 13.9% in Las Vegas
Riviera stays mum on report of Starwood takeover

Chile - YouTube
Inédito video muestra el terremoto de Chile, en el piso 12 de un hotel en Valdivia
Dramatic surveillance video from a bar at the Dreams casino in Valdivia during the Chilean earthquake.

Swaziland - Times of Swaziland
Lack of Gaming Inspector costing govt

Pennsylvania - Philadelphia Inquirer
Parx casino looks to expand

Singapore - Yahoo/Reuters
Singapore Feb visitor arrivals surge as casino opens
"Visitor arrivals in Singapore rose 24% in February from a year earlier to reach 857,000, the highest ever for the month as the city-state's first casino opened to lure tourists during the Lunar New Year holiday." - Singapore Tourism Board

Ontario - National Post
Judge rejects $3.5-billion gambling class action - OLG Responsible Gaming Programme

Malindi, Kenya -
Top Designers At Casino Malindi Fashion Show 2010

Solihull -
Licensing of casino timetable on cards

Bermuda - Bermuda Sun
Bahamian minister on how gambling could help us

Las Vegas - Las Vegas Sun/AP
Vegas Strip to go dark for Earth Hour

Bulawayo, Zimbabwe - Zimbabwe Times & Zimbabwe Metro
Mpofu opens lavish casino in Bulawayo
Obert Mpofu: Front Runner in Corruption Stakes - Certainly not the most modern machines Casino images of the day...

Unreal architecture
Unreal architecture - Atlantic City
rbrowne55's photostream
andrescolombia's photostream
Casinò  di Campione -
Francesco Federico's photostream

additional headlines...
Woman claims Casino failed to pay jackpot - KDVR FOX 31 Denver, CO
Search for new Mo. casino licensee begins - St. Louis Business Journal
Glynn to become Ladbrokes chief
PokerTek Selected by CIE in Mexico as Supplier of Automated Poker Tables
UK lottery winner scoops £39.7 million - ITN News
Trade unions and govt agree to impose tax on income from gambling - Bulgaria
ABBIATI supplies a brand new casino SPIRAL - Spiral Entertainment Srl.
Sick singer Jones stops Singapore resort concert

Friday, 26th March
IG 2010 National Gaming Academy.mp4
National Gaming Academy -

London & Canada - BBC & Yahoo/AFP
National Lottery owner Camelot sold to Canada teachers
Canada teachers fund buys British lotto operator Camelot
Teachers' to acquire UK National Lottery operator Camelot Group plc - Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan

Australia - ABC
Mildura casino plans unveiled
Plans to build a $300 million casino and entertainment complex on the site of Mildura's Grand Hotel - October 2009,_Victoria

Las Vegas - AP, Reuters & Las Vegas Sun
Station proposes selling 14 casinos through court
Station Casinos files reorganization plan
Station Casinos reorganization plan: Sell several properties

Biloxi, Mississippi - Sun-Herald
Casino ship could dock at Gulfport Michigan firm leases old site of Marine Life

Dubai - BBC 
Dubai horse racing industry defiant

Macau - WSJ
Macau Government Limits Casino Expansion
The present circa 5,000 table games will be allowed to expand to 5,500 by 2013.

Washington - PRNewswire
Rep. McDermott's New Internet Gambling Legislation Would Increase Projected Revenue to Up To $72 Billion Over Ten Years

Venetian & Palazzo Casino Promotion 30 sec. TVC Video
IG 2010 CTC 1.mp4
CTC Holdings -
. Casino images of the day...

Casino Royale
Casino Royale - RCCL's Radiance Of The Seas
prayitno's photostream

additional headlines...
Dozens Training To Be Table Games Dealers - Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course.
Casinos Delay Reopenings - Alabama
Smoking banned in IRs but... allowed in casino depending on house rules
Group seeks to undo online gambling ruling - Kentucky. UPI
Asia Pacific Poker Tour -- Binh Nguyen Wins Manila Main Event
Gambling industry must fix mess - South Africa

Thursday, 25th March

Melbourne - & MSN Australia
Crown to spend $212m on VIP upgrade at Melbourne casino
Crown Casino adds Gulfstream jet to VIP fleet in $200m upgrade
Makeover announced for Crown Casino
Bright Lights - Crown Casino
Bright Lights - Crown Casino
J-C-M's photostream

Las Vegas - PRNewswire
Honeywell Video Technology Helps Protect Las Vegas' Newest Mega Complex - North American Video, Inc.

Macau - Fox Business/Dow Jones Newswires
Macau Won't Approve New Casino Projects; To Cap Gambling Tables
" "So within the next three years, casino tables will only reach 5,500." He said there are now around 5,000 casino tables in Macau."

Florida - Miami Herald 
Seminole Tribe gaming compact a step closer

Las Vegas - PRNewswire & Las Vegas Sun
Steve Wynn Creates an Unparalleled Day-to-Nightlife Experience With Encore Beach Club and Surrender Nightclub
Wynn Resorts unveils nightclub, pool plans for Encore

South Carolina -
Gambling cruises might set sail in N. Charleston

New Zealand -
Gamblers spent a little less in 2008/09

Mandalay Bay Be Yourself
. Casino images of the day...

Wow! Check out the transformation of @troplv's Casino. Half way done!
Wow! Check out the transformation of @troplv's Casino. Half way done!
TropLV's photostream
Tourists watching Casino boats
Tourists watching Casino boats
joegoauk24's photostream
Abandoned Golden Palm hotel
Abandoned Golden Palm hotel
skyraider1404's photostream

additional headlines...
Bill seeks to en
Bill seeks to encourage growth of smaller casinos - New Jersey
Boyd Takeover by Sands Unlikely - The Street
THE BREAK-UP - Euroslot. Article on the IGE and EAG shows.
Naples man faces 5 years in Internet Poker gambling case
Warne-linked betting site under probe - Australia
Regulator: Allow mob kin to work for casinos - New Jersey. USA Today
WPT -- Carlos Mortensen Wins the Hollywood Poker Open
Betting handle at Santa Rosa reaches $100M - Trinidad & Tobago

Wednesday, 24th March

California - North County Times
GAMING: Entrepreneur makes table gambling cleaner

Washington - Card Pleyer
AGA Changes Position, Now 'Open to the Concept' of Legalizing Online Poker
Interview with Frank Fahrenkopf, CEO of the American Gaming Association

Zimbabwe - The Zimbabwean
Opulent casino opens as Zimbabwe faces massive hunger

Atlantic City - Reuters & Business Week/Bloomberg
Hard Rock plans boutique Atlantic City casino
Hard Rock Considers Atlantic City Casino Development

Las Vegas - Reuters, Business Week/Bloomberg
Wynn Macau posts 77.6 pct rise in H2 net profit
Wynn Macau Profit Rises 1.4% to $266 Million on Lower Costs

Las Vegas - Bloomberg
Starwood’s Sternlicht Seeks Riviera Casinos Through Bankruptcy
"Starwood Capital could own Riviera’s 26-acre resort for “about $5,000 a room, which is less than the cost of the furniture,” "

Iowa - Quad City Times, Des Moins Register &
Iowa casino projects make pitches
Casino hopefuls make their pitches
Casino pitch

Greektown Casino Commercial from Tom P on Vimeo.

Greektown Casino Commercial
. Casino images of the day...

Mazagan Beach Resort - Gaming floor
Mazagan Beach Resort - Gaming floor
Gamingfloor's photostream
[Monte Carlo Casino, Monaco (Riviera)] (LOC)
Monte Carlo Casino, Monaco - Between 1890/1900
The Library of Congress' photostream 

additional headlines...
Latest issue of the International Gaming Awards magazine
Sisters feud over $500k jackpot -
Ala. gambling tug of war escalates
Instant credit lets losers keep on betting -
Bookie shot in chest as he sends raiders packing - Manchester Evening News

Tuesday, 23rd March

U.K. - Sunderland Echo & Carlisle News & Star
Casino punter scooped £16,000 jackpot from 50p stake
Green Party: We want theatre in Carlisle, not casino

Macau - Reuters
Macau March gambling revenue on track for record
"Stanley Ho's casino flagship SJM Holdings retained the biggest share of the market, at around 30%, while Sands China, the Macau unit of Las Vegas Sands, was second with around 20%, the source said."

Brussels - Gaming Support Press release
VIAGE Brussels Selects Gaming Support for its Casino Signs

U.S. - Time Magazine
Why Carl Icahn Is Wagering Big on Casinos

Florida & Dominican Republic - Sun-Sentinel
Florida's Hard Rock expands casinos and hotels overseas

Australia -
James Packer leaps back into the good life

Card Counting - NY Times
A Player Back at the Casino: He’s Undercover but at Home
Repeat Until Rich: A Professional Card Counter's Chronicle of the Blackjack Wars -

London - Institure of Licensing & DCMS
Commission issues first cautions over illegal pub poker
DCMS launches consultation on licence requirements for overseas online gambling firms
Consultation on the Regulatory Future of Remote Gambling in Great Britain

Alabama -
Troy King says he'll take over Task Force on Illegal Gambling
Commander of Governor’s Task Force on Illegal Gambling Responds to AG
Tyson Says AG Has Declared War On The Rule Of Law

Guyana - Caribbean Net News
Guyana's first casino opens
Guyana Buddys international hotel

Pennsylvania - KDKA TV News & Pittsburgh Post
Dealer School Not Just About Cards
Casinos readying for table games by training dealers

Seeking A Casino Job - WNEP ABC 16 Scranton, PA.

additional headlines...
Vivez l'expérience du Casino de Mont-Tremblant
Bookies ride to victory with bumper Cheltenham festival - Irish Examiner
Las Vegas Sands shares up after analyst boosts price target - Reuters

Monday, 22nd March

Dominican Republic -
Caribbean Casino Gaming Corp. Looks to Be a Household Name in the Caribbean

Dominican Republic - TheGardenIsland/AP
6 arrested in Dominican Republic casino robbery, CB

New Jersey - The Street
Atlantic City May Get Four New Casinos

Las Vegas - Yahoo/Business Wire
Bally Technologies to Host More Than 400 Customer Users at 7th Annual Systems User Conference
7th Annual Systems User Conference

Manila - ABS-CBN News & Manila Times
Pagcor signs deal to operate casino in San Lazaro racetrack
Pagcor to establish hotel casino in old racetrack

Samoa - Radio New Zealand
Samoa government proposes legislation to operate casinos

Bermuda - Royal Gazette
Gambling debate postponed

Cheltenham - BBC Goucestershire
Bookmaker's Cheltenham hillside sign finally comes down
Bookmaker Paddy Power warned over Cheltenham sign

London - Evening Standard
Playboy Enterprises mulls London venture

Las Vegas - Liz Benston
Has dog racing run its course?
"More than half of the nation’s greyhound tracks have closed for lack of business in the past three decades. Four closed last year alone, leaving some states without any live dog racing." - American Greyhound Track Operators Association

Las Vegas - Las Vegas Sun
Technology is king at the M Resort sports book
LVCVA report shows Las Vegas visitors spending less
"Hotel rooms not booked as part of a package cost on average $75.78 per day in 2009, down from $101.68 in 2008 -- and down from between about $107 and $109 when the economy was booming in 2006 and 2007."
Porn on street corners sullies a great destination

Abandoned Vegas
Abandoned Vegas
skyraider1404's photostream

Ontario -
Gamblers' $3.5B suit against OLG rejected Casino images of the day...

Marina Sands Integrated Resort and Singapore Skyline
chengkiang's photostream
Asia 10 A 066
Neptune in Hong Kong Harbour -
Javier Ortega Figueiral's photostream

additional headlines...
Colin Hendry : I will speak out over gambling debt reports
Bookmaker William Hill good bet
Sportingbet Founder Joins Board of Pawnbroker
Turkey: 41 detained under police operation targeting gambling
PETA accuses Mike Tyson of violating New York gambling laws
Man shot in bookmakers' robbery - Manchester

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