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Friday, 7th May

London - Bluff Europe
New Bluff @ Mint cardroom opens in style

Las Vegas -
Daniel Negreanu goes All-In against sunglasses at poker tables

Singapore - WSJ
Singapore Casino Off to Strong Start, Sands Says

Las Vegas - Yahoo/MarketWire & Reuters
Las Vegas Sands Corp. Reports First Quarter 2010 Results
Las Vegas Sands has better-than-expected Q1
Q1 2010 Las Vegas Sands Corp. Earnings Conference Call

Marina Bay Sands
ramonmadera's photostream

Las Vegas - Reuters
MGM Mirage posts 1st-qtr loss, Sands has profit

London -
Betfair brings gambling to iPhone's App Store

Las Vegas - Yahoo/PRNewswire & AP
MGM MIRAGE Reports First Quarter Results
CityCenter write-down pushes MGM Mirage to 1Q loss
MGM MIRAGE Earnings Conference Call (Q1 2010)

City Center, Las Vegas
City Center, Las Vegas
colros' photostream

Las Vegas & Atlantic City - LVR-J, Courier Post/AP & USA Today
Gaming revenues from casino industry plummet for second year in a row
Casino revenue declines again
"The American Gaming Association said Thursday that casino revenue declined 5.5 percent nationwide in 2009 to $30.74 billion."
Casino gamblers tightened purse strings in recession
State of the States: The AGA Survey of Casino Entertainment - 2010

London - Business Wire
GBGC: Impressive growth from French Gambling Monopolies’ Internet Channels Ahead of 2010 Opening

Freeport, Bahamas - Nassau Guardian
Treasure Bay Casino increase in numbers encouraging

Tinian, C.N.M.I - Marianas Variety
Ex-official: Most of Tinian casino money goes to few
"Of the gaming commission’s annual budget of over US$2 million, 80% goes to its 25 employees, 10 of whom are earning US$70,000 to US$110,000 a year, he added." Casino images of the day...

Suncoast Casino and the city
Suncoast Casino and the city -
Nick Tsoupis' photostream

Selected videos...

Steve Wynn Commercial

additional headlines...
Boyd Gaming Would Pay More, Get Less in Auction
Foxwoods group pays $114,000 more for delays - Philadelphia
Warning on fake banknotes - South Africa. Herald Online
Congress patronage of Goa's casino industry worrying: Seva Dal - IndiaVision
Full Tilt sponsors Virgin Formula 1 team -eGaming Review
Bookies hit by increase in robberies - Kent
Student punters’ self-imposed ban - Dundee

Thursday, 6th May

Gaming Investments - Las Vegas Sun: Liz Benston
Investors betting on future of Las Vegas casinos

Problem Gambling - The Economist
The almost-winning addiction - Near misses could heighten gambling addiction

Dominican Republic - MarketWire
Caribbean Casino and Gaming Corp Completes Online Gaming Tests for Live Roulette and Sports Wagering: World Wide Launch

Australia - Bribane Times
Pot bleak: how the pokies sank snooker as it just found its pulse

Mississippi - Business Week/Bloomberg
Economy dominates talk at gaming summit in Miss.

Oil dominates talk at gaming summit - WALA FOX 10 Mobile, AL.

Macau - Macau Daily Times & Macau Business
Macau casinos set new record
Macau Slot’s license extended
Another gaming record

Las Vegas - Yahoo/AP & Las Vegas Sun
Builder wants state to probe MGM Mirage nonpayment
CityCenter contractor critical of MGM Mirage in letter to Gibbons

Singapore - Straits Times
Casino punters mostly locals

Reno & Las Vegas - Yahoo/PRNewswire
International Game Technology and DigiDeal Announce Execution of Memorandum of Understanding

Bermuda - Bermuda Sun & Royal Gazette
Vegas veteran backs gambling push
BDA supports gambling, but with reservations
More than 40 submissions are made on Government's gaming proposal

Mexico City - MarketWire
Aristocrat Cuts Ribbon Officially Opening Mexico City Office

London & Gibraltar - Yahoo/Reuters
PartyGaming first quarter boosted by strong casino revenue

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Fla. Gaming Expansion Pleases Seminole Employees Casino images of the day...

G Casino Newcastle - Artists impression
G Casino Newcastle - Artists impression
Gamingfloor's photostream

additional headlines...
Global Gaming Business Magazine - May 2010 Digital edition
Trans World Corporation Announces 2010 First Quarter Financial Results
Hourly Employees from Station Casinos Attend the Company’s Bankruptcy Proceedings for the First Time - Business Wire. Culinary Workers Union press release.
Moniker and Snapnames Selected to Auction '' – Crown Jewel Domain Name of the Gaming Industry;storeName=event
Earnings Preview: Las Vegas Sands Corp. - Yahoo/AP
Splash into Tropicana Las Vegas’ Newly Transformed Pool - Business Wire
World Poker Tour -- Grand Prix de Paris Begins Saturday - Card Player
Chinese soccer association supports clampdown on gambling, match-fixing
US TV worker strikes $US266m jackpot - SMH/AFP
Leeds £310,000 forgers on the run - Yorkshire Evening Post

Wednesday, 5th May

Brussels - Casinos Austria press release
VIAGE Gala Opening
VIAGE Gala Opening
L to R: Andrew Webb (General Manager VIAGE), Josef Leutgeb (CFO CAI), Freddy Thielemans (Mayor of Brussels), Paul Herzfeld (CEO CAI). Image credit: CAI
Gamingfloor's photostream

Spain -
Demands for casino to reopen as 121 face the sack - Casino Villajoyosa - Closed 19th March.

Macau - Xinhua
Macao's gaming revenue hits record high in April

Las Vegas - Business Week/Bloomberg 
Station Casinos Auction Approval Delayed by Bankruptcy Judge

London & Israel - Yahoo/Reuters
Playtech sees strong start to 2010 - Kent

Singapore - The Economist
Singapore's gamble - The city-state’s new casino cost a fortune but looks well-timed

Singapore - Channel News Asia
Marina Bay Sands experiences blackout among other teething problems

Missouri - St. Louis Business Journal
15 developers, cities interested in Missouri's only available casino license

Washington - Daily Telegraph &
Gamblers enjoy a 'near miss' almost as much as a win
Problem gamblers provoked by 'near misses' to gamble more

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Table Games Explained For Rookies - KDKA Pittsburgh.
Casino Showdown - WHO NBC 13 Des Moines, Iowa. Casino images of the day...

Pestana Casino Park Hotel
Pestana Casino Park Hotel - (Madeira Island)
Great Hotels' photostream
Diamond Jim's Casino, Then & Now
Diamond Jim's Casino, Then & Now - Jackpot, Nevada.
Roadsidepictures' photostream

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Bookies plan for all-night poll punt -
LVS Promotes Gayle M. Hyman to Senior Vice President and General Counsel
Mount Airy slots revenue falls 21 percent in April

Tuesday, 4th May

Las Vegas - LVR-J
Casino operator interested in buying some of Station's smaller properties

Las Vegas - MarketWatch
Global Cash Access Introduces Casino Share Intelligence

Prince Edward Island, Canada -, Telegraph Journal & CP
Maritime casino competition worries P.E.I.
Casino a likely winner: expert
"Casino New Brunswick will house 500 slot machines, 22 gaming tables and a 128-room hotel and convention facility."
N.B. gambles on new revenue from first casino, critic warns of human cost - Opening today

Pennsylvania & Singapore - TCS John Huxley press releases
TCSJOHNHUXLEY granted approval in Pennsylvania
TCSJOHNHUXLEY chosen to supply Marina Bay Sands, Singapore

Macau - Fox Business/Dow Jones & MarketWatch
Macau April Gambling Revenue Jumps 70% To Record High -Report
Macau's gambling revenue hits record high: report

Iowa - Street Insider
New Table Game Quick Seven Hits the Casino Floor at Harrah’s Hotel and Casino in Council Bluffs, Iowa

London - Reuters
Inspired Gaming agrees £74.4 million takeover

Las Vegas & Atlantic City - N.Y. Post
Casino con on terror watch list
Con artist cheated casinos across U.S. out of more than $500K
"He pulled similar scams at Harrah's New Orleans, Niagara Fallsview Casino, and Foxwoods -- where he and his cronies even removed the TVs from their rooms, according to a source." - Seyit Yel — aka Mustafa Seda

Las Vegas - Yahoo/PRNewswire & Reuters
Boyd Gaming Reports First Quarter Results
Boyd Gaming Earnings Conference Call (Q1 2010) - Tue, May 4, 2010, 12:00 pm ET
Boyd Gaming swings to Q1 profit; sees growth in H2
Boyd Gaming posts $8.4 million profit in first quarter - LVR-J

Selected videos...
Barry Hearn statement on John Higgins at The World Snooker Championships (1 of 4) Casino images of the day...

Casino floor in Marina Sands
poyeh's photostream
April 14: Poker Room
April 14: Poker Room
Canterbury Park's photostream -

additional headlines...
Full Tilt Poker Signs Annette Obrestad -
General Election 2010: bookmaker pays out on Tory victory - Paddy Power

Monday, 3rd May

London - Daily Mirror, AP & The Sun
Hearn reveals talks with tearful Higgins
Higgins Suicidal (snooker_player)

Singapore - Straits Times
First Marina casino theft case
RWS thief fined

Las Vegas - Las Vegas Sun: Liz Benston
Wynn’s impetus for considering moving headquarters to Macau

Las Vegas - LVR-J
Redone Oasis is latest of Siegel Group renovations - Rumor, former St. Tropez, under renovation

London & Australia - The Australian
UK group William Hill to bid $130m for Centrebet

London - Reuters
WPT Partners with The Palm Beach Casino to Launch Televised London Stop

Selected videos...

Las Vegas Sands CEO Sheldon Adelson's Singapore interview - Part 1
CNBC Managing Asia.

Las Vegas Sands CEO Sheldon Adelson's Singapore interview - Part 2
CNBC Managing Asia.
. Casino images of the day...

Chris9218's photostream

additional headlines...
Did Steve Wynn criticize Sheldon Adelson - again? - Howard Stutz.
Police: Gambling operators tried to bribe investigator - Georgia.

Saturday & Sunday, 1st & 2nd May

London - Sunday Telegraph & News of the World
John Higgins accused of agreeing to fix snooker matches
How world snooker champion John Higgins plots to betray his fans for cash
We're looking for John Higgins to maybe get beat by the likes of XXX

Eastern Cape, South Africa - TheHerald
Casino revamp on hold after licence uncertainty - Boardwalk Casino & Entertainment World

Armenia - The Messenger
Armenian Parliament regulating gambling business
"There are currently 11 casinos and 103 gambling saloons in Armenia."

Galveston, Texas - Galveston Daily News
Cops seize $100,000 in game room raids

Las Vegas - Yahoo/Business Wire
Bally Technologies Launches New Cash Spin Slot Machine with Breakthrough U-Spin Gesture-Control Technology

Las Vegas - Yahoo/PRNewswire & AP
Pinnacle Entertainment Enters Into Agreement to Sell Argentina Operations
Pinnacle to sell Argentina casinos for about $40M

Casino Magic
Casino Magic Neuquen
Claudia M&M's photostream

Las Vegas -
Holly Madison Is Almost Naked Again And Renaming Las Vegas
Bikini-Clad Skydivers Descend On Vegas Strip

London -
Devilfish Gaming pre-tax losses fall

Matthews, N.C. - Yahoo/Business Wire
PokerTek Showcases PokerPro to Industry Leaders at Premier Exposition in Mexico
PokerTek Posts Letter to Shareholders

Selected videos...
Gambling machines seized in Moose lodge raids - Virginia
Smoking ban became law Saturday - Michigan. Casinos exceptedxcepted
EPT Montecarlo 2010 - Main Event - The winner is Nicolas Chouity
The New Villas at Caesars Palace
Might Wynn Go Back In On Foxwoods Site? - WTXF FOX 29 Philadelphia.
Man robs Falls casino, flees on bicycle - WIVB CBS 4 Buffalo
Ground Broken for KCK Casino - WDAF FOX 4 Kansas City Casino images of the day...

Macau From the Sky - Part 1
Macau From the Sky
Samurai "R"'s photostream
moviedozerdailies' photostream
Leo casino reflection
Leo casino reflection
This Eon Blue Apocalypse's photostream

additional headlines...
China's lottery sales jump 24.5% in Q1
Sands Casino in Bethlehem lays off 80 - Philadelphia Inquirer
"The 9% reduction brings the Sands' workforce to 780, down from its current 860, and nearly 200 less than when it opened on May 22, with 3,000 slot machines."
Casino cheat gets jail - Singapore. Straits Times
Gambling habit behind muggings - Bristol
Counterfeit cash maker planned to fake lottery win - Stoke-on-Trent
CITY INTERVIEW: Why William Hill is backing the raving loonies
The Changing Face of eGaming - Cantor Gaming Execs Discuss eDeck
Isle of Capri, Koman, Blue Sky explore opening St. Louis casino

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