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Thursday, 7th October

Atlantic City - AP
NJ casino adopting 'Boardwalk Empire' theme
www.flickr.com/photos/rondeeview/5060297044
www.resortsac.com
www.gomesgaming.com

Nice, France - Le Figaro/AFP
Le casino de Beaulieu en liquidation
www.partouche-grand-casino-beaulieu.fr
www.partouche.fr
 

casino de beaulieu
casino de beaulieu
pjenot's photostream
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Las Vegas - Las Vegas Sun
Plaza gets Strip stuff at downtown prices - Fontainebleau fittings and furniture.
www.plazahotelcasino.com

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
http://corporate.betfair.com

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)
http://uk.finance.yahoo.com/q?s=RNK.L
www.rank.com

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."
www.flaglerdogs.com
www.magiccitycasino.com
 

Selected audio & video...

State threatens to close Seneca casinos - WIVB CBS 4 Buffalo
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SugarHouse Slots Amass $4.7M In 1 Week - WTXF FOX 29 Philadelphia.
UKIPT London 2010 Ladies Event - PokerStars.com
 
 

Flickr.com Casino images of the day...

www.roman-hallier.de
www.roman-hallier.de
Roman Hallier Photography's photostream
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additional headlines...
Betting Business Interactive - October Digital Edition
www.betting-business.com
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
http://corporate.betfair.com

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

Moscow - ITAR-TASS
Duma suggests jotting out Rostov Region from list of gambling zones
 

Flickr.com Casino images of the day...

Omar Khayyam Casino
Omar Khayyam Casino
Mosaad Hussein's photostream
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Casino de Monte Carlo 2010.09, luxorium
Casino de Monte Carlo 2010.09
luxorium's photostream
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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."
www.crowncasino.com.au

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

Cambodia_0011
Naga World Hotel & Casino - Phnom Penh, Cambodia
kellyinaustin's photostream
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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
www.victoryland.com
www.countrycrossingalabama.com
 

Bingo corruption arrests - WALA FOX 10 Mobile, AL
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Victoryland Overview
Victoryland Overview
jcooper3105's photostream
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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
www.tsogosun.co.za
www.goldreefresorts.com
www.silverstarcasino.co.za
http://www.flickr.com/photos/zuzuia/4652700762
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
http://finance.yahoo.com/q?s=0027.HK
www.galaxyentertainment.com

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

Johannesburg - Business Day
Betting World lifts revenue for Phumelela
www.phumelela.com
www.bettingworld.co.za
 

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


 
 
Monday, 4th October

Sri Lanka - Business Week
Billionaire Jhunjhunwala-Backed Delta Plans Casinos in Sri Lanka
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rakesh_Jhunjhunwala

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...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rakesh_Jhunjhunwala

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
http://croydonathletic.net

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

Flickr.com Casino images of the day...

Turning Stone casino and hotel
Turning Stone casino and hotel
B Coleman's photostream
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20100926-05-Honiara casino
Honiara casino - Soloman Islands
http://www.flickr.com/photos/rogertwong
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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 Goal.com
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
www.facebook.com/pages/Guildford-United-Kingdom/Casino-Nightclub-Guildford

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."
www.state.nj.us/casinos

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
http://media.lvrj.com/images/4822896-4-4.jpg

Las Vegas - LVRJ
MGM Resorts aims to cut debt - Casino company's chief says sales of hotels unlikely
http://finance.yahoo.com/q?s=MGM

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."
www.resortsac.com
www.gomesgaming.com

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 - PokerNews.com
EPT London 2010: New Pro Liv Boeree
 

Flickr.com Casino images of the day...

International Women in Gaming Awards 2010
International Women in Gaming Awards 2010
Gamingfloor's photostream
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James_Bord_Winner
James_Bord_Winner
Fernando Codigo Poker's photostream
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The Duchess and Friends
The Duchess and Friends
Quabit's photostream
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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
www.sapphirelasvegas.com
It looks like it's fourth time unlucky for the Sun King
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sol_Kerzner
Happy Days Casino hopes to bounce back, says owner
www.happy-days-casino.com
 


 
 
Friday, 1st October

Bavet, Cambodia - Phnom Penh Post
Stakes too high
www.winn888.com
www.flickr.com/photos/haynes/4302551035 - Winn Casino, Bavet.

Indiana - Indianapolis Star, Business Week/AP & Cincinnati.com
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 - WTNH.com
Philadelphia casino looking to hire - 300 dealers and circa 80 supervisors.
www.parxcasino.com

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
www.thegamingguide.com

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."
www.suninternational.com/Destinations/Casinos/Sibaya

Maryland - Baltimore Sun
Thousands drawn to opening of Maryland casino
www.hollywoodcasinoperryville.com
 

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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