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7th August

London           The Observer
Ministers linked to US casino chiefs
The big casino bosses, the Vegas trips and the ministers
The Observer reports that in 2004 the DCMS pressured the Treasury to change rules on money laundering that were regarded as being too strict by U.S. casino operators.

Gaming Investments           The Sunday Times
Focus: Gaming winners - Online gaming & casino stocks.

6th August

Singapore           Yahoo/AFP
Singapore casinos seen adding 1.8 percent to GDP over next five years

Tasmania           The Mercury
Pokies lashed as gambling losses rocket
In 2003-04 Tasmanians, on average, each wagered $6750 and lost a total of $788 on all gambling products. The 3,680 slots are operated by Federal Hotels on a 15 year license.

5th August

London & Australia 
Sportingbet Plc - Settlement of Australian litigation

Atlantic City           The Press of Atlantic City
Harrah’s profit rises, stock falls

Macau           Hong Kong Standard
Casino cash-tracking rules imminent

4th August

Toronto           Yahoo/Business Wire
CryptoLogic Delivers Strong Second Quarter Performance
Share Price -

Cripple Creek, Colorado           Yahoo/PRNewswire
Century Casinos Announces Second Quarter Earnings
Share Price -

Las Vegas           Yahoo/AP - Adam Goldman & CNN Money/Reuters
Harrah's Second-Quarter Profit Up 17%
Harrah's profit jumps, misses forecast

Responsible Gambling           Las Vegas Sun & American Gaming Association
'Responsible gaming' pushed in AGA ad
AGA Public Service Announcement

Las Vegas           Las Vegas Sun - Liz Benston & Richard N. Velotta
Ad for online poker room pulled from Las Vegas radio station
Mirage hopes to tap the trendy crowd with new clubs, eateries

California           Yahoo News/PRWeb
California Casinos Look to Hrlogix for Web-Based Recruiting and Paperless Hiring Solutions

Las Vegas           Las Vegas Review-Journal
Check those bags and try your luck - Money generated from slots at McCarran crucial to airport's funding
A look at the 1,300 slot concession at McCarran Airport operated by Michael J. Gaughan.

3rd August

Newcastle          icNewcastle/Evening Chronicle
Ministers gamble on six more big casinos

Arizona & Washington          Arizona Daily Star
Increased IRS scrutiny targets terrorists, nettles casinos

Estonia & Lithuania           Olympic Casinos - Press release
Olympic Casino expands in Tallinn and Vilnius
The Habana in Tallinn and Olympic Casino located in the Akropolis shopping centre, Vilnius.

Las Vegas          Yahoo/PRNewswire
Las Vegas Sands Corp. Reports Second Quarter 2005 Results
Share Price -

Las Vegas           Yahoo/PRNewswire
Ameristar Casinos Reports Record Second Quarter Financial Results and Continued Growth in All Key Performance Measures
Share Price -

Las Vegas           Yahoo/PRNewswire
Pinnacle Entertainment Reports Strong Second Quarter 2005 Results
Share Price -

London           The Edgeware & Mill Hill Times
Gambling scam rumbled
Casino cheats make legal history - 6th August update.

Nova Scotia, Canada  Star
VLT revenues down since provincial smoking ban came into effect

Problem Gambling           Las Vegas Sun - Liz Benston
Casinos take steps to fight addiction

2nd August

Las Vegas           Las Vegas Review-Journal & Las Vegas Sun
Wynn loss: $35.2 million - Pre-opening costs damage 'strong' results
Wynn Resorts opens with highest room rates on the Las Vegas Strip 

Casinos: rachat Didot-Bottin par Partouche finalisé en septembre-octobre

Alton, Illinois           Yahoo/PRNewswire
Argosy Gaming Company Reports Second Quarter 2005 Earnings
Share Price -

Missouri           Kansas City Star
Blackjack player's complaint under investigation

Las Vegas           Las Vegas Sun - Richard N. Velotta
Cashless slot machines offer casinos unexpected bonanza  - Many players don't bother cashing vouchers

Las Vegas           Las Vegas Sun - Liz Benston
Wristbands aim at raising problem gambling awareness
Cannery owner looks to expand

London           Yahoo UK/AFP
William Hill to sell 50 betting shops to secure deal approval

London & Antigua 
Sportingbet Plc Trading update and acquisition of the business of ISC Entertainment Inc.
Share Price - &

Carson City, Nevada           Yahoo/AP
Mobile Gambling Devices May Get to Casinos - Hand-Held Gambling Devices May Soon Come to a Hotel-Casino Near You
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Las Vegas           Yahoo/Business Wire
Wynn Resorts, Limited Reports Second Quarter Results
In the first 64 days of operation Wynn Las Vegas's average win table games win per day was $7,117 with a hold of 21.1%. Average slot win was $273 per day. The property has 136 tables and 1,960 slots.
Share Price -

Las Vegas           Yahoo/Business Wire
Progressive Gaming International Reports Earnings Per Share of $.07 in Second Quarter of Fiscal 2005
Share Price -

Mobile Gambling  &
Mobile gambling bonanza to net $7.6bn by 2010 - Lotteries set to be most popular form of mobile gaming
- Mobile Gambling - Volume 4 of Mobile Entertainment

1st August

Israel           Arutz Sheva - Columnist Opinion
A Casino Grows in Gaza

Indian Gaming           San Diego Union Tribune
Showdown looms over casinos off tribal lands
The U.S has a total of 404 Indian casinos with 54 in California, 8 are in San Diego County.

Venezuelan Casinos Commission kicks off Mission Zero Illegal Gambling

Reno & Washington           Yahoo/PRNewswire
IGT Promotes Responsible Gaming by Joining Nationwide Campaign

Proliferation of portable casinos in Mexico

Las Vegas           Las Vegas Sun - Liz Benston
Bourbon Street to be shuttered - Harrah's Entertainment to hold property for 'long-term development'

Melbourne, Australia           Sydney Morning Herald/AAP
Taxman set to trump poker champ
Poker champ comes home to a full house

The bad news for Joe Hachem about winning the WSOP is that he may end up paying 47% to the Australian taxman. In the U.S. the IRS have already retained 30%.

London & Antigua           Yahoo/Sharecast
World Gaming bets on bright future

London & Antigua 
World Gaming Plc. - Second quarter results for the three and six months ended 30th June 2005

London & Cyprus           Yahoo/PRNewswire
Aristocrat Technologies, Inc. Announces Approval of OASIS™ PersonalBanker® Advanced Funds Transfer (AFT) Product

London & Cyprus           Yahoo/
Empire Online on acquisition trail as profits rocket

London & Cyprus 
Empire Online Limited - Acquisition of Club Dice, Noble Poker database and other assets
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London & Cyprus 
Empire Online Limited - Empire Online Ltd maiden interim results for six months ended 30th June 2005
Share Price - &

London           The Times - 31st July
Gaming man bet on going solo - How I Made It: Ed Ware, founder of

London           The Times
Coral plans £800m float amid fears of gambling stocks glut

Reno & Connecticut            Technology Review
The Digital Pit Boss

Advertorial type article covering the expansion of Bally's Mindplay system (MP21) from 2 to 10 tables at the Mohegan Sun in Connecticut.

Travemünde, Germany 
Baasch und Müller sorgen sich um Casino-Mitarbeiter

Las Vegas            In Business Las Vegas - Liz Benston
Stations' Jumbo Jackpot bonus a reel deal

Problem Gambling - Australia            The Melbourne Age - Columnist opinion
Hooked on the pokies - Addicted gamblers could teach the addicted states a thing or two

London            International Herald Tribune
Publishers dare odds to start 2 U.K. dailies

San Francisco           San Francisco Chronicle
Video bingo machines are tribe's new gamble  - Devices no different from slots, say critics of East Bay casino

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