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Monday, 31st May

California - PRNewswire
Thunder Valley Casino Resort Launches New Brand With Creative Logo and Website

Las Vegas - Las Vegas Sun
Former news anchor among targets of new R-J copyright suits
"Righthaven has partnered with the Review-Journal to sue and seek damages from parties allegedly infringing on copyrights. Righthaven acquires copyrights for specific R-J stories and sues websites that have posted those stories."

Singapore -
Crime at casinos - Timeline of cases in the press & Singapore court system.

Washington - AP
American Gaming spends $430,000 on 1Q lobbying

Cambodia - Phnom Penh Post
Elixir Gaming gets licence for casino-hotel in Takeo 

New Zealand -
Big prize pool for weekend poker tournament

Las Vegas - Las Vegas Sun
Daily ceremonies honor World Series of Poker champions

Selected images, audio & video...
NJ Missing Man's Body Found - WNYW FOX 5 New York, NY.
Body believed to be that of missing N.J. man
The WSOP 2010: The Official WSOP Walking Tour
WSOP 2010: PokerNews Kick Off Party Casino images of the day...

Le casino de Cabourg
Le casino de Cabourg -
Drey!'s photostream
Hollywood Park Casino
Hollywood Park Casino -
Clearlight1971's photostream

additional headlines...
New appointment at Pagcor defended
Victim of glassing had 32 stitches after row over card game - Devon
International deals for The Poker Channel - iGaming Business


Saturday & Sunday, 29th & 30th May

Dublin - Irish Independent
Shock for National Lottery as punters quit playing

Azov City, Russia - BBC Video
Will there be a Las Vegas in Russia? - CORRECTED LINK !

Online Poker -
After Years of Delay, UIGEA Enforcement Begins on Tuesday

New Jersey -
Buffalo man accused of illegally operating gambling Web site
"Investigators with New Jersey's Division of Criminal Justice allege that Brian R. Cohen, 62, operated a "wire room" in Costa Rica, where the Lucchese crime family took in $2.2 billion in illegal bets on sporting events."

Vietnam - Asbury Park Press
From body bags to casinos - Vietnam's new Gold Coast



Steve Wynn Takes on Washington, Vegas & EBITDA

Las Vegas - Las Vegas Sun & AP
Judge OKs Station Casinos’ plan to sell 11 casinos
Judge approves auction of Station Casinos hotels

Las Vegas & Macau - Las Vegas Sun
Las Vegas Sands gets boost from Playboy Clubs deal, upgrade

Las Vegas - CNBC
Steve Wynn Takes on Washington, Vegas & EBITDA - Text & 3 videos.

Las Vegas - NBC Sports/AP
World Series of Poker tournaments start in Vegas

Glasgow - Glasgow Evening Times
Casino battle royal

Selected images, audio & video...
Casino Employees 2010 WSOP winner - Hoai Pham
Bluff Europe magazine - Liv Boeree cover
Man Charged In Death of Casino Patron - WJBK FOX 2 Detroit, MI
Dans les coulisses d'un casino - In French
Encore Beach Club at Wynn Las Vegas Grand Opening
Steve Wynn Opens New Beach Club at Encore Las Vegas

WSOP 2010 - selected Flickr images...

2010 WSOP Event #2 50k Player's Championship
2010 WSOP Event #2 $50k Player's Championship
waldo483's photostream
2010 WSOP Event #2 50k Player's Championship
2010 WSOP Event #2 $50k Player's Championship
waldo483's photostream
2010 WSOP Event #2 $50k Player's Championship
2010 WSOP Event #2 $50k Player's Championship
waldo483's photostream

additional headlines...
Brazil lottery winner escapes father's murder plot
Casino cheat fined $1,500 for cashing credits of others - Singapore
Internet generation of problem gamblers - SMH
Philly in danger of losing casino license - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
888 profit warning leads to consolidation talk - eGaming Review
Woman accused of leaving toddler in SUV while she gambled for nine hours
Ex-NBA star Antoine Walker files for bankruptcy - AP
Penang bars Ascot Sports from opening betting outlets - Malaysia
Suspected EPT Berlin heist mastermind arrested - Berlin.

Friday, 28th May

Macau - MarketWatch
Playboy venture to open in Macau

London - MarketWatch
888 Holdings shares slump after profit warning

Cork, Ireland - Irish Times
Jail term for threatening casino boss

Online Poker - & Daleroxxu's blog
Collusion Ring Uncovered at PokerStars
49 player Chinese cheating scandal on PokerStars Double or Nothing SNGs

Cambodia - Business Wire
Elixir Gaming Technologies to Build and Operate Casino Hotel on Cambodia Vietnam Border

Victoria, Australia - ABC News
Brumby asked to rule on casino
Mildura casino plans on show - 26th May. Mildura Jewel Casino.

Edmonton - Vancouver Sun
Edmonton police issue warrant after shots fired at casino

Kuala Lumpur - Reuters
Malaysia's Genting Q1 profit hit by overseas losses

Pennsylvania - Morning Call
Casinos hiring hundreds for table games

Delaware -
Casinos Plan To Stop Table Games Cheaters

Selected audio & video...
Gambling Expert Trains Dealers to Catch Cheaters

additional headlines...
Card craps have big bonus -
Lawmakers: No free drinks at OH casinos -

Thursday, 27th May

Vegas Vacation 2010 from EXTENDED FAM on Vimeo.

Vegas Vacation 2010 - Viewer discretion advised, it's funny though :)

Las Vegas - LVR-J
The Wait is Over - Encore Beach Club, Surrender Nightclub open this weekend

New Zealand -
Luddite wreckers threaten legal gaming machines

Spain -
Cirsa 1Q results: 57.6 million of operating profit

Newham, London - Property Week
Aspers Group seeks a casino licence from Newham Council

Las Vegas - LVR-J & Las Vegas Sun
Station Casinos, Greenspuns settle dispute over Green Valley Ranch
Green Valley Ranch partners resolve management dispute

Las Vegas - Las Vegas Sun
Goodman tours mob museum, says ‘there is no competition’

Tampa, Florida - St. Petersburg Times
Man snatches woman's ticket at Hard Rock casino

Detroit - Detroit Free Press
Man, 91, chases casino thief, collapses and dies

Selected audio & video...
Ameristar Looks To Block New Casino - KMBC ABC 9 Kansas City MO.

Isleta Preps For Hard Rock Casino Opening  - KOAT ABC 7 Albuquerque NM.

additional headlines...
Mafia shakes down lottery winners - Naples, Italy
Bookmakers attempt to bribe two English cricketers
Ex-diplomat held in gambling probe - Japan Times.
2010 World Series of Poker Europe Schedule Released
Industry Standard: Casino City’s Summer 2010 Gaming Business Directory Just Released

Wednesday, 26th May

London - Reuters &
Fraudster planned to use his own chips in casino
Man jailed for casino scam
"The token company reported the order from Dago to Gala Coral Group Ltd, which runs Gala Casinos, informing it that someone had tried to place an order for Gala chips. Gala subsequently reported this to the police."

Las Vegas - PRNewswire - Multi-media press release
MGM Mirage Launches The First Vegas Augmented Reality iPhone App ...

Table-Games Now Offered In DE Casinos - WTXF FOX 29 Philadelphia, 

Atlantic City - AP
Execs: East Coast casino market getting crowded
"Frank Fahrenkopf Jr., president of the American Gaming Association, said 12 existing slots-only casinos on the East Coast will add table games within six months. The group doesn't include Indian casinos."

Paris & London - Reuters
William Hill to end French online business
Betfair in French pull out - iGamingBusiness

Italy - & iGaming Business
Italy faces €1.5bn claim from Stanleybet
StanleyBet files compensation claim against Italian government - €1.5 billion.

London - ThisisLondon, PA & Daily Mail
Gaming boss jailed for 14 years for murdering wife as she slept
Jealous husband jailed for killing wife
Jealous husband jailed for stabbing his wife to death after he read a text sent by her secret lover
Olga Pleguezuelos - YouTube tribute.

Las Vegas - Las Vegas Sun
Las Vegas Sands shareholder sues over stock price

Las Vegas - Las Vegas Sun
Gaming companies turn to technology to better cater to customers
Executives outline future of server-based gaming
IGT gets legal win in patent lawsuit case

Las Vegas - Las Vegas Sun
Harrah’s CEO Gary Loveman sees pay drop to $5.97M in 2009
Harrah's CEO Gary Loveman at Milken Global 2010 - April 2010

Las Vegas - RGJ
MGM Mirage seeks CityCenter subcontractors meeting

Online Poker -
Daniel Negreanu Lashes Out at Cereus Poker Network - Daniel Negreanu Blog.

Singapore - Straits Times & Channel News Asia
2 on casino cheating charges
"Kipuyo Lemburis Israel, 34, was brought to court last Friday for allegedly trying to cheat a dealer on duty at a roulette table at MBS by past-posting."
Casino cheat fined S$1,500 for cashing credits of another patron

Selected audio & video...
Table Games Approved For Rivers Casino - Pennsylvania
Table Games Begin In Delaware
Crashing Cars for a Conference  - Las Vegas Sun
N.J.  Man's Disappearance Baffles Everyone

Grand Casino from beforeallthis on Vimeo.

Grand Casino -
Grand Casino Mille Lacs and Grand Casino Hinckley, Minnesota.
VegasReality  - Las Vegas Strip on your iPhone.

additional headlines...
Breeders' Cup to be run under lights at Churchill
Casino employee accused of staging workplace accident - Pennsylvania
Govt urged to speak up over casino licence - Victoria, Australia.
Gaming: Hard Rock casino in Las Vegas names new chief
Navajo Nation moves ahead with plans for five new casinos - N. Mexico & Arizona
Las Vegas Sands shareholder sues over stock price - Las Vegas Sun

Tuesday, 25th May

Ukraine - Kiev Post
Korolevska: Decision on placing gambling establishments must be taken after local referendums

Hoofddorp - PRNewswire
IGT's First sbX(TM) System in Europe Live at Casino d'Evian in France - French Distributor LUDI S.F.M.

Casino, Evian-les-Bains
Casino, Evian-les-Bains
W***'s photostream

Eastern Cape, South Africa -
Two bids submitted for East London’s casino licence

Indiana - Indianapolis Star
Daniels hopes odds in court favor card counter
Thomas P. Donovan v. Grand Victoria Casino & Resort, L.P. - Casino Association of Indiana.

Melbourne -
Roulette winner takes on Crown casino
A$100 on a straight-up paid to another punter.

Washington & South Dakota - Bellingham Herald
Bank that financed Nooksack casino fails

Macau - Reuters
Sands China awards $120 mln deal to builders for Macau resort

France - Yahoo UK/AFP
Slot machine delivers record jackpot in France

Bagneres de Bigorre's Casino
Bagneres de Bigorre's Casino
Oraefajokull's photostream

Selected audio & video...
Casino Time - Toledo, Ohio's Hollywood-themed casino.

Charles Town Slots to Become Full Casino - WTTG FOX 5 Washington, DC.
Exclusive Video: Tachi Palace Brawl - KGPE CBS 47 Fresno.
Four Arrested Following Fight at Tachi Casino - KGPE CBS 47 Fresno

additional headlines...
Laak who's attempting a world record - Betfair Poker
International Casino Review - June Digital Edition
Former racetrack owners join Maine casino effort - Boston Globe/AP
Pennsylvania Gambler must give up jackpot after self-ban from casinos
Five gambling dens closed by police - Chine Daily
Beijing police launch crackdown on drugs, gambling, prostitution - Peoples Daily
Australia launches research center to review gambling addiction
North American Video in major casino intallation - Arizona - The Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community.

Monday, 24th May

France - Le Parisien &
Un couple décroche un jackpot record de 5,5 millions d'euros au casino
Ils misent 50 cts et gagnent 5,5 millions

Reno - Yahoo/PRNewswire
IGT Announces Summary Judgment Entered in its Favor Against Aristocrat in Litigation Over Multi-Level Progressive Technology

Istanbul - Yahoo/FT
Sportingbet trio face fresh Turkish hearing
"Sportingbet derives 17% of its gross gaming revenue from its Turkish-language web service - making Turkey one of its top four markets, alongside Greece, Spain and Australia - but it has no physical presence in the country."

Macau -
Viva Macau downfall offers cautionary tale

Las Vegas - Gaming Today
ARIA casino christens Ivey poker room

Aria Resort & Casino - Poker room
Aria Resort & Casino - Poker room
Gamingfloor's photostream

Las Vegas - AP
4 plans compete to provide LA-Vegas train service - DesertXpress. - Las Vegas Railway Express, Inc. (The "X" Train). - California-Nevada Interstate Maglev. - Z-Train Limited.

Durham - Sunderland Echo & Journal Live
Bookmakers goes into administration
Bookmaking firm Pagebet collapses with loss of 125 jobs Casino images of the day...

Singapore is a fine city!
Singapore is a fine city!
P.Vu86's photostream 

Selected audio & video...
Table Games Begin In Delaware

additional headlines...
Ladbrokes chief slams government plan to tax online gambling firms - Tribune

Saturday & Sunday, 22nd & 23rd May

Cyprus - Cyprus Mail
Cyprus needs to catch up with EU and outlaw online gambling

Las Vegas & Tennessee - CBS & AOL News
Gambling Philanthropist Loses More Than $200 Million
Vegas' Biggest Loser's Losses Now Over $200 Million
Losses may make bettor state's biggest whale - Nebraskan said to lose $189 million in 2007 - LVR-J

Macau - SCMP - Registration required
Casino wages climb 8.3pc in first quarter
32 people arrested at illegal casino offering Texas hold 'em poker - Hong Kong

Richmond, California - Contra Costa Times
Card clubs appeal to community in campaign to stop Richmond casino
Anti-casino TV ad hits Richmond - 1st March
What happens in Richmond

Alabama - AP & Tuscaloosa News
Ala governor gets victory in fight against casinos
Gambling task force can continue without AG's approval, court rules

Las Vegas & Pakistan - Las Vegas Sun
Gaming company sues Pakistan firm alleging trademark infringement

Vietnam -
$4 bln resort near Danang gets the ax

Spiral Casino - Pitesti, Romania.
Isle of Capri Casinos, Inc. Employment

Selected audio & video...
The Battle for Legal Online Gambling in America: APCW Perspectives Weekly for May 21st, 2010
Washington State - Poker Players Alliance.
APPT Macau 2010: Day 2 Update
Casino Arizona - Employment Advertising Video Casino images of the day...

Hoover Dam
Hoover Dam
Jans0's photostream
Marina Bay Sands Hotel and Casino
Marina Bay Sands Hotel and Casino
kfcatles' photostream

additional headlines...
Zynga Poker Sticks With Facebook
Police ask Kotomitsuki to explain baseball gambling report
Man charged over casino gun incident - Burswood Casino.
New group enters dispute between MGM Mirage, Perini - Las Vegas Sun
Rank gets £42.5m VAT repayment - MoneyAM
Revel, Hard Rock casinos to be hot topics at gaming conference next week
London Clubs International re-launches Player Rewards loyalty programme

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