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Thursday, 7th October

Atlantic City - AP
NJ casino adopting 'Boardwalk Empire' theme

Nice, France - Le Figaro/AFP
Le casino de Beaulieu en liquidation

casino de beaulieu
casino de beaulieu
pjenot's photostream

Las Vegas - Las Vegas Sun
Plaza gets Strip stuff at downtown prices - Fontainebleau fittings and furniture.

Las Vegas - Las Vegas Sun
Gaming Control OKs Harrah’s recapitalization plan

Macau - Macau Business
Macau gaming revenue to rise above 50% in 2010: regulator

London - Daily Telegraph
Float price values Betfair at up to £1.5bn
Indicative Price Range Announcement

London - Sharecast & Reuters
Rank sales rise despite economic worries
Rank sees FY results at top end of market view
Interim Management Statement (PDF 40 KB)

London - Northern Echo & Evening Gazette
North-East fraudster cheated casinos - Bahram Sahami, 37.
Middlesbrough man ripped off top casinos

London - Ham & High
Teenaged robbers hit Marylebone casino
Cash-in-Transit robbery at Rank's Grosvenor Victoria Casino on Edgeware Road.

Manchester - The Business desk
Rank submits casino plans - Parrs Wood Centre, East Didsbury.

Miami - Miami New Times
Gambling back in Miami Beach?
"The Havenick family, which recently opened the mammoth Magic City Casino in Little Havana, has for 30 years been quietly renewing a gambling license that just might make the whole thing possible."

Selected audio & video...

State threatens to close Seneca casinos - WIVB CBS 4 Buffalo

SugarHouse Slots Amass $4.7M In 1 Week - WTXF FOX 29 Philadelphia.
UKIPT London 2010 Ladies Event - Casino images of the day...
Roman Hallier Photography's photostream

additional headlines...
Betting Business Interactive - October Digital Edition
Sportingbet eyes gambling market merger
AC casinos cut nearly 1,400 jobs in September - AP
Despite success, Singapore casinos face political risks - Feature
Harrah’s, Wynn Resorts earn top score in annual Equality Index
NRL stars interviewed over suspicious betting plunge

Wednesday, 6th October

London - Daily Telegraph
Betfair moves forward with listing

Macau -
Macao's casino receipts surge 39.8% in Sep.

Moscow - ITAR-TASS
Duma suggests jotting out Rostov Region from list of gambling zones Casino images of the day...

Omar Khayyam Casino
Omar Khayyam Casino
Mosaad Hussein's photostream
Casino de Monte Carlo 2010.09, luxorium
Casino de Monte Carlo 2010.09
luxorium's photostream

additional headlines...
Atlantic City agrees to NJ oversight of finances - AP
Row erupts as bookie rejects £4,300 win - Northern Echo
Get casinos to display odds of winning - Singapore

Tuesday, 5th October

Melbourne - Melbourne Age
Casino staff threaten carnival strike
"Casino workers including gaming dealers and food and beverage staff have rejected a wage increase offer of about 3.5% annually and changes that could cost experienced dealers almost $5000 a year."

Cambodia - CNBC Video
Game On in Cambodia - Timothy McNally, Chairman of NagaWorld.

Naga World Hotel & Casino - Phnom Penh, Cambodia
kellyinaustin's photostream

Montgomery, Alabama - NPR/AP & Reuters
Casino Owners, Senators Charged In Ala. Bingo Probe
"One defendant has pleaded guilty to offering a senator $2 million to vote for a bill to keep the bingo machines operating."
FBI arrests 11 in Alabama in gambling probe

Bingo corruption arrests - WALA FOX 10 Mobile, AL
Victoryland Overview
Victoryland Overview
jcooper3105's photostream

Hull - Hull Daily Mail
Councillors to receive legal training over casino bid
"Applications for the new licence are currently being invited, with a closing deadline set for November 20."
Hull - Large license bids in by 20th November

South Africa - Business Day
Competition body wants casino sold in Gold Reef deal
Gold Reef top executives opt to leave after merger with Tsogo Sun - April

Macau - Bloomberg
Macau's September Casino Gross Revenue: Summary
Wynn, Sands Shares Rise After Macau Revenue Jumps 40%
Monthly Gross Revenue from Games of Fortune

Macau - Bloomberg
Galaxy Slides in Hong Kong as Macau's Casino Sales Grow at Year's Slowest

California - LA Times
State to block access to welfare cards from casinos and cruise ships

Johannesburg - Business Day
Betting World lifts revenue for Phumelela

additional headlines...
Casino Life Magazine - October Digital Edition
Casino Enterprise Management - October Digital Issue
£900,000 win for Aberdour poker player
David Vamplew Wins PokerStars European Poker Tour London Main Event
Fined $3,000 for casino offences - Singapore

Monday, 4th October

Sri Lanka - Business Week
Billionaire Jhunjhunwala-Backed Delta Plans Casinos in Sri Lanka

Macau - Macau Business
Macau gaming revenue’s growth slows down
Wynn Macau losing steam: Sterne Agee

California - Sacramento Bee
Thunder Valley Casino plans copter service for VIPs...

Washington - New York Times
Casinos Now See Online Gambling as a Better Bet

London - USA Today/AP & Guardian
Chair of club caught up in Pakistan scandal dies
Croydon Athletic chairman found dead in wake of Pakistan spot-fixing claims

Bournemouth - Bournemouth Daily Echo
Bournemouth Casino axed and cinemas may move

Saipan, C.N.M.I. - Pacific News Center
CNMI Budget Held Hostage to Casino Gambling Bill

Indiana & San Diego - Courier-Journal
Ind. card dealer caught up in scam: Caesars possibly lost $1.3 million

Selected audio & video...
GLOBAL GAMING BUSINESS PODCAST: Dennis Gomes, President, Gomes Gaming Casino images of the day...

Turning Stone casino and hotel
Turning Stone casino and hotel
B Coleman's photostream
20100926-05-Honiara casino
Honiara casino - Soloman Islands

additional headlines...
Compulsive Gambler Just Can’t Win - I.Nelson Rose - Arelia Margarita Taveras
Compulsive Gambler Sues Casino ABC News 2008
Christmas at Les Croupiers
Sportingbet inks deal with
Cashier at a Scunthorpe bookmakers thought robbery was joke

Saturday & Sunday, 2nd & 3rd October

Nevada - New York Times
For Nevada Casinos, Threats in California
Las Vegas Faces Its Deepest Slide Since the 1940s
"Unemployment in Nevada is now 14.4%, the highest in the nation and a stark contrast to the 3.8% unemployment rate here just 10 years ago; in Las Vegas, it is 14.7%."

"August was the 44th consecutive month in which Nevada led the nation in housing foreclosures."

Connecticut & Pennsylvania - The Day
Casino holds promise of jobs for laid-off dealers

Guildford - Get Surrey
Harper ready to 'pass on torch' for Casino club

Atlantic City - Daily Record
Gov. Christie advisors want to loosen regs on $3.9 billion Atlantic City casino industry
"An army of Casino Control Commission investigators - currently there are 151 investigators out of staff of 270 - was hired to cover the casinos day and night."

Las Vegas - Las Vegas Sun & LVR-J
Vdara ‘death ray’ captures imagination of world’s media
Vdara visitor: 'Death ray' scorched hair - Chicago lawyer says bag also melted

Las Vegas - LVRJ
MGM Resorts aims to cut debt - Casino company's chief says sales of hotels unlikely

Atlantic City - AP
Atlantic City casino sends out layoff notices
"The casino — the first in the nation to open outside Nevada — is being bought by veteran casino executive Dennis Gomes and developer Morris Bailey for $35 million. That's the lowest price ever paid for a casino in New Jersey's 32-year history of legalized gambling."

Solihull, Birmingham - Solihull News
Casino gamble is paying off - Genting UK and Grosvenor/Rank.

Selected audio & video...
Casino de Montréal - YouTube
Frank Fahrenkopf on a critical moment for US Internet gambling
EPT London 2010: Day 3 Update -
EPT London 2010: New Pro Liv Boeree Casino images of the day...

International Women in Gaming Awards 2010
International Women in Gaming Awards 2010
Gamingfloor's photostream
Fernando Codigo Poker's photostream
The Duchess and Friends
The Duchess and Friends
Quabit's photostream

additional headlines...
PokerStars Blocks Washington Residents From Playing Online - Bluff Magazine
Most firms won't bar key execs from casinos - Singapore
Pubs warned to check gaming machines - UK
Gentlemen’s club files counterclaim against dancers
It looks like it's fourth time unlucky for the Sun King
Happy Days Casino hopes to bounce back, says owner

Friday, 1st October

Bavet, Cambodia - Phnom Penh Post
Stakes too high - Winn Casino, Bavet.

Indiana - Indianapolis Star, Business Week/AP &
Card counter, problem gambler lose in court
Indiana Supreme Court rulings uphold casino rights
Court: Indiana casinos can ban card counters
Thomas Dono

New Jersey - Philadelphia Inquirer/AP
N.J. may allow smaller casinos in Atlantic City

Philadelphia -
Philadelphia casino looking to hire - 300 dealers and circa 80 supervisors.

Las Vegas - Bloomberg
MGM Resorts CEO Murren Sees ‘Very Solid’ October in Las Vegas

Montreal - Montreal Gazette
10 plead guilty in Montreal Mafia sports gambling operation

California - Yahoo/PRWeb
Eighth Annual Best of Southern California Gaming(TM) Reader's Choice Awards

Durban, South Africa - Independent Online/AAPA
Five appear for casino robbery
"The syndicate had robbed casinos in Durban, Bloemfontein and Gauteng. Criminal offences committed ranged from robbery in casinos and banks."

Maryland - Baltimore Sun
Thousands drawn to opening of Maryland casino

additional headlines...
Gaming Awards - September digital magazine
Supporters scramble to save horse racing in New Jersey - Delaware Online/AP.
Hearing on proposed Sugar Creek casino brings out friends, foes

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