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14th June

Las Vegas & Reno             Yahoo/Business Wire
Progressive Gaming International and International Game Technology Expand Strategic Business Relationship

Shuffle Master, IGT and Progressive Gaming Announce Worldwide Product Integration Agreement

Shuffle Master Announces Patent Purchase Agreement with IGT
Three interconnected press releases from IGT, Shuffle Master & PGI. The companies will be co-operating on bringing to the market the "Intelligent Table System".
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Las Vegas             Las Vegas Sun - Liz Benston
Bally's could be imploded, rebuilt - With merger complete, Harrah's chief sets sights on that area of Strip

Las Vegas             Las Vegas Review-Journal
LV visitor count heads higher again in April

Nova Scotia, Canada             The Halifax Herald
Confine VLTs to casinos, 64% tell pollster

Las Vegas             Las Vegas Sun
Greenspun group to run Internet travel site
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Las Vegas             Las Vegas Sun - Liz Benston
Company to face scrutiny

Macau             Yahoo Australia /Asia Pulse
Analysis - Turning Macau into the Las Vegas of Asia

Las Vegas   
Harrah's Completes Mega-Merger With Caesars
See also: Harrah's CEO Talks With Anchor Paula Francis & Harrah's - Caesars Merger gets Final Approval.

Mississippi             Biloxi Sun-Herald
Rock music calms casino job seekers - 2,300 applicants turn out on fair's first day
The Biloxi Hard Rock Casino is scheduled to open in September.

Regina, Saskathewan             CNW TELBEC
Casino Regina Will Host Canada's Largest Poker Tournament
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High Roller Magazine Announces Revolutionary Deal with World Boxing Champion Roy Jones Jr.
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Alderney or Kahnawake ?             Yahoo Australia/Primezone
Fortune Lounge Group Introduces the Most Spectacular Online Casino Gaming Tournament Ever Held
The press release gives an Alderney address but the casinos are licensed in Kahnawake!.

Las Vegas             Yahoo/PRNewswire
Las Vegas Sands Corp. Retires Sands Macao Casino Debt Early

Las Vegas             Reuters & Yahoo/AP
Harrah's closes merger with rival Caesars
Harrah's Entertainment Merges With Ceasars

Las Vegas             Bloomberg News/PRNewswire
Harrah's Entertainment Announces Completion of Merger With Caesars
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Subang, Jaya, Malaysia             The Malaysian Star
Cops bust ring that fixes gaming machines

13th June

Kwazulu Natal  & Colorado             Yahoo/PRNewswire
Century Casinos Announces Letter of Intent for Second South African Casino

Gulfport, Mississippi             Biloxi Sun-Herald
Grand mother smiling at 70 - Card pro keeps cool in 49-year casino career
Dee Evans, who started her dealing career in 1956 at the Frontier Club in Reno.

Las Vegas             Las Vegas Review-Journal 
Looking at life on the Strip after the mergers - Titans will battle niche players, but customers may not notice

Nevada             Las Vegas Review-Journal
A penny for your slots - 1-cent-wager machines in Nevada generate $73.7 million in revenue in March

Michigan City, Indiana             Indianapolis Star
6,000-ton casino boat afloat

Manchester             Manchester Online
Fred Done gambling on 'sexy' casino venture

Las Vegas             Business Wire
Harrah's Entertainment and Caesars Entertainment Announce Preliminary Results of Elections for Merger Consideration

Mexico             Diario de Mexico
Hará el Senado investigación de licencias para los casinos

Toronto             PRNewswire
CryptoLogic introduces 14 new Internet casino games

Prague             Prague Monitor
Penta owns largest odds-betting network in CE Europe
Czech betting market making up 3.1 percent of GDP

Washington             The Independent
Senators' draft bill targets banks in attack on internet gambling

London             Yahoo/Reuters
PartyGaming sanguine on gambling law

Vladivostok & Hong Kong             RT News Net
Emperor eyes site for hotel-casino in Russia: report

Macau             Hong Kong Standard - Tim LeeMaster
More banks join financing for Macau casino projects

Dunedin, New Zealand             NewstalkZB
Casino staff fed up

Manila, Philappines             China View/Xinhua News
Arroyo son to leave Congress over alleged involvement in gambling business

London & New Zealand             Yahoo Asia/Dow Jones
Fun Technologies: Secures Deals With Christchurch, Nine.Com

Free State, South Africa   
Mangaung casino on track - Windmill Casino & Entertainment Centre.

12th June

Asia & Macau             The Washington Post
What's Chinese For 'Snake Eyes'? - Asia's Casinos Are a Risky Business

Las Vegas             Las Vegas Review-Journal
Web deal: to take over operation of

Las Vegas   
Opening the door to a cheater's closet
A new programme on Court TV - "Casino Takedown" will apperently show the public how to cheat at casinos.

Online Gambling             The Times
Legal ambush could slash Party Gaming's £5bn jackpot
Could the new Kyl Bill derail plans for Party Gaming's IPO. ?
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Online Gambling             The Sunday Herald
Has internet betting got the upper hand?
Britainís online gambling hopes dashed offshore
The first article is an indepth look at the growth in online gambling and interviews with's John Anderson and's Nigel Payne.

Indian Gaming - San Francisco & Ohio             The Guardian/AP & Morning Journal
Tribe Abandons Plans for Calif. Casino
'Reservation shopping' deserves a hard look to protect tribes, towns

Indian Gaming - New York             Buffalo News/AP
In switch, Pataki calls for only one Catskills casino

Mississippi             Biloxi Sun-Herald
Casinos are likely to stay open - Gaming commission watching weather

Atlantic City             The Courier Post, Reuters & Press of Atlantic City
Casinos set more revenue records
Atlantic City May casino winnings rise 0.8 pct
Gaming win up slightly in mixed month of May
Win at Atlantic City casinos was up 1% in May 2005. Table games up 6.5% and Slot win down 1.1%.

Online Poker             L.A. Times
Poker 'Bots' Are Upping the Ante Against E-Casinos

11th June

Japan             The Japan 
Slots, cops, and deception

Las Vegas    
Counterfeit Chips
Erick Morikawa who was arrested and released on counterfeiting casino chip charges has once again been taken into custody.
First Of Its Kind Bust Nets Two Alleged Gambling Chip Cheaters - 7th April.

Las Vegas & Lake Tahoe             Lake Tahoe Daily Tribune
Caesars purchase brings layoffs  - More than 100 may have lost their jobs

Las Vegas & Lake Tahoe             Yahoo/PRNewswire
Caesars Tahoe Aquired By Columbia Sussex

Las Vegas & Carson City   
Nev. Regulators OK Harrah's-Caesars Merger

Kuala Lumpur             The Malaysian Star
Fake RM1 coin ring busted
A bag of 1,000 RM1 coins for use in slots at Gentings would apparently sell for RM200 - RM400.

Internet gambling may become illegal

Poker    Video Network
World Series Of Poker Smashes Records - WSOP tournament director John Grooms 

New York             Daily Freeman
Only one casino in Catskills, Pataki now says 

10th June

Free State, South Africa   
R67m Free State casino delayed

Reno             Reno Gazette-Journal
Reno casinos finally a winner in April

Las Vegas             Las Vegas Sun
Shuffle Master profit rises 24 percent

Las Vegas             Reno Gazette-Journal
Wynn Resorts Comments on Encore Plan

Austria             Die Presse - English version
Casinos Austria look abroad as domestic profits drop
CA's overall profits were €39.1 million in 2004 up slightly on 2003. However domestic turnover fell 5.8% and profits 17%.

Las Vegas & Macau             Las Vegas Sun/Bloomberg News
Las Vegas Sands may spend $2.75 billion on Macau projects

Moscow             The Moscow Times
Moscow Puts Its Bets on a Rally
In the two years that the State Sports Committee was in charge of gambling, it apparently awarded more than 4,200 licenses nationwide. A five-year gambling license cost R1,500 ($53).

Louisiana             The Advocate
House approves bill that allows gambling on American Queen

Poker    Video Network
Video: Training Tomorrow's Poker Champs - World Poker Tour Boot Camp.
From Patent Attorney To Poker Star - Greg "Fossilman" Raymer.
Poker Makes Room For The Ladies - Annie Duke.
Poker Joins The Big Leagues - World Poker Tour CEO Steve Lipscomb.

Las Vegas             Las Vegas Sun - Liz Benston
Merger clears key hurdle - With FTC approval, Harrah's-Caesars deal nearly complete

9th June

Carson City, Nevada             Las Vegas Sun
Nevada casinos enjoy record month in April
Slots won $594.6 million, up 4.7% and table games $272.9 million, up 8.4% compared with April 2004.

Las Vegas             Yahoo/Business Wire
Shuffle Master, Inc. Reports Record Second Quarter Results

Birmingham             icBirmingham/Birmingham Post
Croupier jailed after Star City casino robbery
South African Dudille Nkabinde has been jailed for 9 years after being found quilty of conducting the £75,000 armed robbery at Stanley Casinos Star City operation.

Birmingham             icBirmingham/Birmingham Post
Blues Casino: It's time to gamble!

Moscow             ITAR-TASS News Agency
Moscow rally protests against mushrooming casinos

Manila             Bloomberg News
Arroyo Son, Relative Took Gambling Payoff, Woman Says

Liverpool             icLiverpool/LIverpool Daily Post &
Casinos strike threat
Casino workers strike ballot
Further details covering negotiations between Stanley leisure and the GMB Union.

Connecticut             New Hampshire Union Leader
NH man will pay for beating Saddam look-alike at Foxwoods

Ontario, Canada             Business Edge Ontario
Falls group believes casino has unpaid debt - Company says it's 'studying' what is needed

Ontario, Canada    &
Ont. passes tougher smoking ban
Ont. passes tough smoking ban legislation 
Ontario's casinos including Windsor, Niagara Falls & Rama will be smoke free by June 2006.

Reno             Yahoo/PRNewswire - IGT Press release
Two World-Record Slot Jackpots Waiting to Be Won

Las Vegas             Bloomberg News/Business Wire
Federal Trade Commission Clears Harrah's, Caesars Transaction
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Las Vegas             Harrah's - Press release
Federal Trade Commission Clears Harrah's, Caesars Transaction

Adelaide, Australia             The Daily Telegraph & The Courier Mail
100 reported for gaming offences
100 reported after poker night

Las Vegas             Rocky Mountain News/AP - Adam Goldman
Big egos tower over Las Vegas - Things often lively as casino moguls vie for biggest, best

8th June

Washington             Record Online
Dole on the payroll of Seneca-Cayugas

Las Vegas             Yahoo/PRNewswire & Las Vegas Sun
Alex Yemenidjian Resigns From MGM MIRAGE Board to Pursue Other Opportunities
Yemenidjian quits MGM Mirage board to pursue gaming projects

Die fetten Jahre im Casino sind vorbei
Over the last 5 years the number of visitors to Austria's casinos has declined from 3 Million to 2.5 Million per year.

Birmingham             icBirmingham/Birmingham Post
Casino split puts Blues stadium future in doubt

Pampanga, Philippines             Philappine Inquirer
Pampanga town police chief relieved over gambling den raid

Liverpool & London             The Times & Edinburgh Evening Times
Casino chain faces strike vote
Union gambles on strike action at city casinos

Las Vegas & New Orleans             Yahoo/Business Wire
Caesars Completes Sale of Bally's New Orleans to Columbia Sussex Corporation

Las Vegas             CNN Sports Illustrated/AP
Bet on Andre - Agassi to have own line of Nevada slot machines

Scottsdale, Arizona             Yahoo/PRNewswire
CASH FEVER(TM) Takes the Lead at Caribbean Show

Managua, Nicaragua             El Nuevo Diario
Casinos aportarán 50 millones de córdobas en impuestos

Salt Lake City, Utah             Radio KSL/AP
States Banding Together To Stop Internet Gambling

Missouri             St. Louis Today
Casino winner is beaten, robbed

Austria & Germany   
Rien ne va plus für Betandwin?

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