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14th August

Las Vegas          Las Vegas Sun - Liz Benston
Poker craze has created new breed of problem gambler

Scotland          Sunday Mail
Bookies welcome footballer bets ban

Nevada          Reno Gatette-Journal
Vets recall Nevada Test Site ‘battlefield’
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Jakarta, Indonesia          The Jakarta Post
Over 2,000 gambling machines destroyed

Problem Gambling - South Africa          Independent Online
SA gamblers' secret weapon

Washington & Texas & Guardian Unlimited/AP
Indicted Lobbyist Abramoff and Partner Reject Fraud Charges
Texas Tribe Flounders After Casino Shuts 

13th August

Las Vegas          Las Vegas Review-Journal
Plans complete for September gaming industry trade show

Las Vegas          Las Vegas Sun - Liz Benston
Caesars upscale tower premieres

Problem Gambling - Nevada          In Business Las Vegas - Liz Benston
Major LV firms divided on problem gambling

Online Gambling          Daily Telegraph
Online gamblers to face quiz

Miami          The Deal
Charges sizzle SunCruz saga

Miami & Los Angeles          Sun-Sentinel, Miami Herald & Tallahassee Democrat/AP
2 suspects in SunCruz fraud plead not guilty
Fraud suspects bond out
Charges rooted in fleet sale - Pair indicted on fraud counts

Washingtom & Los Angeles &
Lobbyist Abramoff posts bond
Busted Flush -A look at the backgrounds of Jack A. Abramoff and Adam R. Kidan

New York          Yahoo/PRNewswire
Seneca Gaming Corporation Announces Third Quarter Fiscal 2005 Results
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Connecticut            Hartford Courant & Norwich Bulletin
Foxwoods: Online Game Not Cancelled
Foxwoods' online game ruled illegal

Scottsdale, Arizona            Yahoo/PRNewswire
Atronic's Cash Fever(TM) Approved in GLI

Nevada           Las Vegas Review-Journal & Las Vegas Sun
Nevada casinos on a roll - Resorts' win falls just short of $1 billion mark in June
State casinos post record gaming win in fiscal '05
LV room rates rise in June 

12th August

Washington & Miami           Washington PostGraphic
Abramoff Indicted in Casino Boat Purchase
History of SunCruz Casinos Scandal
Jack Abramoff and Adam Kidan are accused of faking a wire transfer for $23 million in the $147.5 million purchase of SunCruz from Konstantinos "Gus" Boulis in 2000.

Ft. Lauderdale          Yahoo/PRNewswire
Businessman Denies Charges in SunCruz Casinos Case - Adam Kidan to Voluntarily Surrender

Miami          USA Today/AP
Washington lobbyist Abramoff charged in federal fraud indictment

New York          Yahoo/Business Wire
Empire Resorts Announces Second Quarter Results
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London          New Media Age
BSkyB plans launch of Vegas Live 2 with casino-style games

Singapore          Las Vegas Sun/Bloomberg News
Singapore plans to tweak casino rules

Birmingham          icBirmingham
City to press ahead with bid for super-casino

Nevada          Las Vegas Sun/AP - Adam Goldman
Nevada casinos win $11 billion from gamblers in fiscal 2005
Highlights of fiscal 2005 win report on Nevada casinos

Leisure & Gaming plc acquisition of domain - $1.4 million in cash and shares.
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Derby           ThisisDerbyshire/Derby Evening Telegraph
Betting shop used to sell drugs

Indiana           North West Indiana
Got an edge? These experts think they do

Two-day blackjack seminar $895. Two-day craps seminar $1,295.  A sucker and... :)
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London           Revolution Magazine
Ladbrokes rapped over lottery email that misled recipients

New Jersey           Newsday/NJ
Prostitution sweep in and around Atlantic City casinos nets 136 arrests

78 arrests were made in Atlantic City's casinos and Police believe the Bloods street gang were involved in the business.

Cripple Creek, Colorado          Summit DailyNews /AP
Colorado casino town in uproar

Las Vegas           Las Vegas Sun - Liz Benston
High employment rate toughens search for South Coast staffing

Biloxi, Mississippi           Yahoo/PRNewswire
Isle of Capri Casinos, Inc. Announces First Quarter Results
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Laughlin, Nevada.           Yahoo/PRNewswire
California Woman Wins World Record Penny MegaJackpots® Prize at AVI Resort and Casino

11th August

Canada           Toronto Globe and Mail
Crackdown on Net poker room ads urged

London           ThisMoney/Daily Mail
Investors muscle in on Rank

Santiago, Chile 
Grupo canadiense Thunderbird apuesta por nuevos casinos en Chile

Gaming Technology           New York Times/CNET News
One-armed bandits of tomorrow - Downloadable games.

Atlantic City           The Press of Atlantic City
Casinos win record $504.8M. during July

Carson City, Nevada           Reuters
Nevada June casino winnings rise 11.7%

U.K.           The Stage
Every casino will be able to host live entertainment

Las Vegas & Macau           Las Vegas Sun - Richard N. Velotta & Gaming Today
Macau Week makes splash in LV
Macau does Vegas role reversal - Sister ‘Sin City’ sends tourism troupe to LV

Waukegan, Illinois           Yahoo/PRNewswire
WMS Industries Reports Fourth Quarter Diluted Earnings Per Share of $0.22
Share Price -

10th August

Detroit           Detroit Free Press
Greektown cuts plan for permanent casino
Leaders wonder about new casinos

Mississippi           Biloxi Sun-Herald
President Casino shutting down in October

Russia & CIS 
Russian Republic of Ingushetia Bans Gambling Following Chechnya’s Lead

Ingushetia has become the second CIS to ban gambling operations this month. On the 3rd August Chechnya outlawed casinos for being against the laws of Islam.

Las Vegas           Las Vegas Review-Journal
Foreigners flock to LV - More people from overseas making journey to Nevada

Reno           Yahoo/PRNewswire
IGT Celebrates Its 100th Advantage™ System Installation

Las Vegas           Yahoo/Business Wire
Shuffle Master, Inc. Announces Strategic Alliance with Ameranth Wireless, Inc.
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Las Vegas           Yahoo/PRNewswire
VendingData(TM) Corporation Reports Second Quarter 2005 Financial Results
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9th August

Toronto           Yahoo/Business Wire
CryptoLogic Announces Betfair is Considering In-House Poker Strategy For 2006

Las Vegas & Nevada           Las Vegas Sun
Stratosphere owner reports revenue increase -
Riviera owner announces quarterly loss of $1 million
State appoints nongambler to oversee problem gambling grants program

Paradise Island, Bahamas           Yahoo/Business Wire
Kerzner Announces Second Quarter Results
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Las Vegas           Yahoo/PRNewswire
Riviera Reports Second Quarter 2005 Results
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London           The Scotsman
Gang guilty of swindling casinos with 'top hatting' deception

Scotland Yard's gaming has beeen victorious in bringing a charge of cheating under the 1845 Gaming Act.

London & Rhode Island           Yahoo/AFX &
Lincoln Park, two former executives found guilty in retrial
Former Wembley executives facing lengthy jail terms

London & Rhode Island 
Wembley plc - Rhode Island court case

Louisiana           The Advertiser
Indiana man arrested for selling slot machines on eBay

Is Foxwoods game really Web gambling ? - Internet-based PlayAway simulates slots, blackjack

Las Vegas           Gaming Today - David Stratton
Table games continue comeback

Results from the first 60 days if operations at Wynn Las Vegas show tables generating 64.4% of gaming revenues.

VLT revenues rise on P.E.I.
Improve gambling-addiction treatment campaign: Racino Watch

California           Berkeley Daily Planet
500 Gambling Machines Debut at Casino San Pablo
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8th August

Tel Aviv, Israel & Gibraltar           Globes Online
Cassava tells employees: IPO by year-end
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Burnaby, B.C.           Yahoo/CP
Gateway Casinos fund's Q2 profit falls to $8.2M from 8.6M, but revenues rise

Nevada           Nevada Public Radio
Si Redd - The founder of International Game Technology
The Las Vegas I Remember

Las Vegas           Las Vegas Sun - Liz Benston
'Ho sale dispute spurs suit

Liverpool           Yahoo UK/AFX & Reuters UK
Stanley Leisure outlines scheme to return cash to shareholders
Stanley Leisure says trading satisfactory

Liverpool  - Press release
Stanley Leisure plc - Proposed Return of Cash of approximately £327 million to Shareholders and Share Reorganisation

London , Daily Telegraph & The Conservatives
Blair challenged on casino talks - Comment on an Observer article from 7th August.
Blair and Jowell 'misled MPs over US casino talks'
Jowell must release all correspondence with American casinos

Around the World 
Gambling tycoon completes prison term, goes free today - Taipei Times
Gambling addict jailed over stamp duty fraud - The Melbourne Age

New York  & The Conservatives 
Trans World Corporation Announces Second Quarter 2005 Results
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Problem Gambling - U.S.           L.A. Times
In gambling's grip

Brisbane, Australia           The Courier Mail
Jupiters Casino deals in to poker mania
Jupiters will shortly add Poker to both the Treasury and Gold Coast casinos.

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