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31st May

Las Vegas            Las Vegas Review-Journal 
Shuffle and deal: Series returns - 36th rendition of tournament will feature more players, bigger purse
The 36th World Series of Poker starts Thursday with the first of a record 45 scheduled events and a jackpot for the $10,000 final that will certainly set a new record.
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Macau            Hong Kong Standard
eSun plans $5b Cotai complex

Maastricht, Holland   & De Telegraaf
Maastricht benadert Caesars voor bouw casino
Mogelijk 3000 banen bij nieuw casino in Maastricht
The Dutch municipality of Maastricht has apparently been in contact with Caesars/Harrah's regarding the construction of a €600 million casino based entertainment complex.

Budapest, Hungary  
Government Itching to Wager on "Hungo Vegas"

London & Sweden            Yahoo/PRNewswire
Major Poker Company Joins eCOGRA - Way Now Open for International Self-Regulation of Online Poker

London            The Stage
O2’s annual £6m to turn Dome into super-arena

Glasgow             Glasgow Evening Times
Glasgow is still a good bet to land a super-casino
Las Vegas Sands who have teamed up with Glasgow Rangers have been punting their Ibrox casino plans to Glasgow City Council today.

Nevada & China            Hong Kong Standard & Las Vegas Sun/AP
Las Vegas in tourism push amid crackdown
Las Vegas trade mission to Shanghai promoting business with China

South Wales & Wiltshire            icWales Network & ThisisWiltshire
Addicted to bingo
Gambling addiction led to theft

Las Vegas            Business wire
CYBERVIEW TECHNOLOGY Wins GOLD AWARD In Top 3 Most Innovative Gaming Technology Products of 2004

Beijing            China View/Xinhua
Guangdong police arrest 20 loan sharks

Manila            Bahrain Tribune & The Peninsula (Qatar)
Arroyo’s son accused in gambling probe
Arroyo’s son, police chief accused as ‘jueteng’ lottery probe begins

Jakarta, Indonesia  
Legalizing Gambling in Jakarta…Money vs. Values
Jakarta Again Considers Legal Gambling: Report - 18th May.

Las Vegas            Spiegel Online
ELVIS IN LAS VEGAS - Fron auf dem Thron

30th May

Athens   - Very Brief
Greece: Gaming sector data
Total market €5,835 million in 2005 - up 28%. OPAP’s sports betting 52.6%, Casinos 35.3%, State owned Lottery and Horse betting 6.5% & 5.6% respectively.

Tasmania            The Examiner
Odds shorten on a licence for Betfair

Singapore & Johannesburg            Channel News Asia
Sun International plans to list Singapore integrated resort if it wins bid

Almaty, Kazakhstan           ITAR-TASS
Ceiling collapses in Almaty casino, casualties reported
The incident happened at the casino Peking 4pm local time today.

Manila & Macau           Hong Kong Standard
Rights to fund gaming push

Macau           Yahoo/Xinhua & PRNewswire
GREEK MYTHOLOGY CASINO Net Income of MOP234 Million in First 4 Months of Operation

Germany & Valleta, Malta           Euro Gaming Ltd - Press release
Euro Gaming kauft Teil der Deutschen Bahn
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Manila           Kerala Next
Eyes on Arroyo family in Senate gambling probe

Las Vegas           New York Times
Card Stud
In depth article from the NY Times looking at Daniel Negreanu's rise to Poker playing stardom.

Sheffield           Daily Telegraph
Sturrock gamble helps Wednesday edge epic
Nothing to do with casinos but Sheffield Wednesday are Gaming floor's team :)

Louisiana           Shreveport Times
Louisiana casino managers relieved by failed Texas gambling bills

Indiana           The Courier Journal
Gambling via satellite proposed - Indiana casino would be broadcast site
Kenilworth Systems dream of broadcasting casino games in the U.S. via satellite.

Hammond, Indiana           Marketwatch
Analyst sees diverse gaming on trek - Whirlwind tour gives first-hand look at industry growth

29th May

London           The Observer/Guardian
Could it be you again, Camelot?

London           The Times Online
Sage boss hits jackpot in poker float bonanza - Party Gaming.

New York           New York Daily News
Poker club's bluff called - Even had 'employee of month'

Las Vegas           Las Vegas Sun
Historic casino faces challenges
Dancer was there on opening night
The Moulin Rouge Casino that lost it's gaming license in 1994 and was damaged by fire in May 2003.

Manila           Philappine Sun-Star
Bishops: Luzon not yet free from jueteng

Modesto "Bonnie and Clyde" Robbers Arrested at Jackson Casino
Definitely no Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty !

New Zealand & Las Vegas 
The casino millionaire, the unwritten novel, and the big fat cheques

London           The Observer/Guardian
Casino bosses attempt to jump the gun
Nick Mathiason reports that up to 100 new casino licenses have been lodged with the Gaming Board in recent weeks.

Las Vegas           Channel News Asia
Gaming helps shape Las Vegas into total resort destination

28th May

Port Everglades, Florida           Sun-Sentinel
No sail for ailing St. Tropez - Casino ship idled after loan falls through
Here are the three operations based at Port Everglades. It may shortly be just 2 !
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New Jersey           The Press of Atlantic City
Gaming exec warns of Pa. slots’ toll Penn Gaming chief says A.C. casinos could take 60% hit

New Jersey           The Press of Atlantic City
CCC to cut red tape for casinos, vendors

Austria & Chile  & Invertia/EFECOM
Casinos Austria wollen nach Chile
Casinos Austria quiere expandir a Chile, según semanario vienés

South Africa 
Sun International sees earnings jump

New York           New York Daily News
Cops flush poker clubs - Two of the city's biggest gambling operations raked in millions

New York           New York Times
2 Manhattan Poker Parlors Are Raided and 39 Are Arrested

Illinois           Fox News
Are States Addicted to Gambling?

Reno           Reno Gazette-Journal - Editorial
Reno’s obituary was premature

Las Vegas           In Business Las Vegas 
In Business Q and A - Lorenzo Fertitta, president of Station Casinos Inc.

Singapore           Channel News Asia
Las Vegas Sands to start gaming courses with local schools if it wins bid for integrated resort

27th May

U.S.           Las Vegas Review-Journal
Betting's spread sputtering - Just eight states have prospects to grow gaming

Leeds           Leisure Opportunities &
LCI rendezvous in Leeds at new £6m casino
New city rendezvous for gamblers

Las Vegas           Las Vegas Sun - Richard N. Velotta
Experts: Casinos would have tough time keeping children from playing mobile games
Gaming device OK'd by Senate

Sun International Limited - Business Update

Chip Collecting           Tucson Citizen
Chips from defunct casinos are high-stakes collectibles

Professional Poker           Sports Illustrated interview - Chris Moneymaker
Poker's tipping point - How one man with a laughable name began a craze
A look at Chris Moneymaker's win at the 20o3 WSOP.

Carson City, Nevada          Las Vegas Sun/AP & Richard N. Velotta
Hand-held gambling devices may be in a casino near you
Nevada Senate eyeing wireless gaming

Louisiana           Lake Charles American Press
Pinnacle's $365 million casino resort puts on show for guests
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Israel           Haaretz Online
Place your bets now as Lanir's Empire Online prepares to float

Auckland, New Zealand           National Business Review
Sky choking on government fumes

Macau           The Hong Kong Standard - Zack Coleman
Slot-machine invasion
The number of slots in Macau is now estimated at 2,900 up from 800 or so 18 months ago.

Nevada           Las Vegas Sun - Richard N. Velotta
Goldstein: Success changed view of Vegas
Report from the Gaming Technology conference held at Station Casinos Green Valley Ranch.

Beijing           China View/Xinhua News
People awarded for helping police crackdowns on gambling

New Zealand  News
Problem gambling onus on the hosts

Sacramento           San Francisco Chronicle/AP
Horse track operators drop suit to block tribal gambling deals

26th May

Laughlin & Las Vegas           Las Vegas Sun/AP
Golden Nugget Laughlin might go to Landry's instead of Barrick

Mississippi           WLOX-TV  & Biloxi Sun-Herald/AP
Brad Kessie Reports On Alabama Man's Record Jackpot Win
Casino dealer accused of embezzlement

Poipet, Cambodia           The Edge Daily
HWGB’s Poipet casino to turn around

Professional Poker           Sports Illustrated
Sports Illustrated Interview - Q&A: Annie Duke

New Jersey           Las Vegas Sun/AP
Poll: New Jerseyans prefer gambling in Las Vegas, not in Atlantic City

Las Vegas & Los Angeles           Yahoo/Business Wire
World Poker Tour Kicks off Sizzling Season IV At the Mirage Poker Showdown

Dublin Post           Irish Post
Desmond has plans for Dublin casino

Eilat, Israel           Globes Online
Flatto-Sharon seeks to build $80m casino in Eilat
Could the Princess Hotel owned by German-Jewish businessman Alexander Tessler be the location of Eilat's first legal casino ?

Leicester            ThisisLeicestershire
Two held after raid on bookies
There have been seven armed robberies on Bookmakers in Leicester in the last two months.

New jersey            The Press of Atlantic City
Casino fined $100K. for letting minor bet
What is remarkable about this story is that the customer was 20 years old.

London            ThisisLondon/London Evening Standard
London faces battle over super-casino
The Evening Standard reports that the Government now believes that 2 regional casinos would be a good test and the Millennium dome has re-entered the equation.

Las Vegas            Las Vegas City Life
A frustrated - and lonely - artist: Will anybody, architects included, get Wynn's latest creation?

New Jersey            Newsday/AP
Executive stole millions to cover bets, authorities say

Taipei, Taiwan            Taipei Times - Columnist Opinion
Beware of the 'Republic of Casino'

Las Vegas            Channel News Asia
Casino security targets anti-crime and anti-terrorism
In Las Vegas, 'smile', you're always on camera
Wynn Las Vegas's security department is 265 strong - including 8 German trained sniffer dogs.

Las Vegas            Yahoo/Business Wire
Pinnacle Entertainment Receives Key Approvals for St. Louis County Project From Missouri Gaming Commission

Winnepeg, Manitoba   Sun
Casino smoking unfair, says Tory

Manchester & Tampa, Florida            The Independent
Glazer faces scrutiny over United's gambling links

Coventry Observer            Coventry Observer
Casino chief confident over licence bid
Isle of Capri's Tim Hinkley is quoted as saying 95% of the possible 1,000 jobs created will be for local citizens and at higher wages than the regional average.

25th May

Macau            International Herald Tribune
Macao fights seedy image with casino legislation

Brady calls for stadium backing

Israel & Cyprus            Globes Online
Online gambling co Empire Online mulls London IPO at $1b value

Detroit            Detroit News
MGM donates meals to poor - The Detroit casino provides over 83,000 meals from its buffet in '04 to a food bank

Syracuse, New York & Costa Rica            Newsday/AP
Police bust up largest gambling ring in Syracuse history

London            Interactive Investor/AFX & Yahoo UK/Sharecast
BETonSPORTS FY profits fall; buys Easybets business
BETonSPORTS buys into Asia 
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Ft. Lauderdale 
Three Broward County Pari-Mutuels Sue State Over Slot Machines - Attorneys Say Lawsuit Necessary

Miami Beach & Las Vegas           New York Times
Taking 1950's Miami Beach Chic to the Desert

Book Review           Washington Examiner
Trumping The Donald - An unauthorized look at Trump -in his own words

New Jersey           The Press of Atlantic City
Harrah’s-Caesars merger gets OK from casino board

Dublin, Ireland  Independent
Dermot Desmond to open casino in capital
Along with investments including Rangers F.C. Dermot Desmond also owns

Manchester  & The Times Online
Glazer 'must explain casino link'
Las Vegas connection 'an issue' for Glazer
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Israel           Haartetz Online
Noam Lanir plans to float Empire Online at $1b value

Indian Gaming           Native Times
Feds: Thefts from tribally owned casinos are on the rise

24th May

Las Vegas           Gaming Standards Association - Press release 23rd May.
Gaming Standards Association Opens Its Standards! (PDF)

Las Vegas & Laughlin           Las Vegas Sun - Liz Benston
Laughlin casino deal on rocks; companies blame each other

Torrance, California           San Diego Union-Tribune
Torrance policeman accused of cheating at Las Vegas casino

St, Annes, Lancashire           The Stage
Island rival challenges Blackpool’s casino ambitions with Stanley’s backing

Singapore           Channel News Asia
What will Singapore's 2 new integrated resorts look like?

Kuala Lumpur          Hong Kong Standard
Star Cruises sails back into profit

Liverpool          icLiverpool/Liverpool Daily Post
Online gaming group signs up Stanley chief

San Diego, California 
Calif. tribe sues Harrah's, Caesars over merger

Las Vegas & New Jersey           Las Vegas Sun - Liz Benston
Harrah's acquisition of Caesars advances with N.J. approval 

Las Vegas & New Jersey          Yahoo/Business Wire
New Jersey Casino Control Commission Approves Harrah's, Caesars Transaction

Beijing          The Guardian
China's £33m gamble under starter's orders

North Carolina          The Herald Sun
Judge lays cards on table, forbids poker

Australia & Singapore          Yahoo Asia/Dow Jones
INTERVIEW: Mkt For Casino High Rollers Overrated - CAI

Tokyo          Mainichi Daily News
Casino dealer, 3 others arrested over fatal bashing of student

Washington          MarketWatch
Plan could cripple Net horse betting - No track exemptions in Kyl's Internet gambling proposal

New Zealand          Bloomberg News & Sydney Morning Herald
Sky City's Davies Says Gambling Curbs Erode Value
Rules curb NZ casino
New slots in New Zealand must include popup warnings from 1st October and all machines must have them in place from 2009.

London          The Glasgow herald
Camelot aims for third lottery licence after hitting jackpot

23rd May

Carson City, Nevada          Las Vegas Sun
Court rejects appeal of man convicted of cheating slots

Newcastle & Mississippi          ThisistheNorthEast/Northern Echo
Mississippi firm hopes to build casino on Tyne

Tourism minister Las Vegas bound

Manila          Manila Bulletin
PAGCOR-PCSO consolidation pushed

Singapore & Las Vegas          Las Vegas Sun
Cirque du Soleil may boost chances at Singapore bid

Atlantic City          The Press of Atlantic City
Chapter 11 finally over for Trump casinos - New beginning for beleaguered gaming empire

Bern, Switzerland
Berner Grand Casino verdreifacht Reingewinn

London          The Independent
Gaming groups prepare to float as betting fever sweeps the UK

Leicester          ThisLeicestershire/Leicester Mercury
Bookies in fear of armed raids

Victoria, Australia          ABC News
Vic Govt accused of abandoning gambling research

Cape Town, South Africa          Business Report
Casino wages war on BEE group

Tokyo          Mainichi Daily News
Huge underground casino shut down in red-light district

Cleveland, Ohio          Ohio News Network/AP
Poll shows narrow majority supports legalizing casinos in Ohio

Taiwan          The China Post
Opposition sides with Hsieh on opening legal island casinos

New Zealand
Smokefree Legislation helps Problem Gamblers

San Diego          San Diego Union-Tribune
Pauma tribe sues casino giants

22nd May

Louisiana          The Ledger
Louisiana's final riverboat casino to open Thursday
L'Auberge Du Lac to open
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Macau - 22nd & 24th May          The Tocqueville Connection/AFP & Yahoo/AFP
French experts rekorking gambling bosses wine
French wine experts in Macau recork million-dollar batch of rare Bordeaux 
Hotel Lisboa's 500 bottles of 1961 Chateau Palmer.

Manila          Asia News Net/Philippine Inquirer
All-out war vs 'jueteng' gambling

New York          New York Post
Trump to ABC: I'll Sue!

London & Cyprus          The Times Online
Gaming chief logs on
Lord Leonard Steinberg is becoming chairman of Cyprus based Tradal in preparation for a £550 million float on the London markets.
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Taipei, Taiwan          Taiwan Central News Agency
Dpp Caucus Hopes To Delay Consultations On Proposed Casino Amendment

London          The Scotsman
Hilton bets on gaming recovery

London          Biloxi-Sun Herald
Camelot gets lucky with interactive lottery sales
Camelot has said sales over the internet, through interactive TV and by mobile phone text messages were £87.5m in 2004-5 compared with £12.3m in 2003-04 - a 600% increase.

Temecula, California          Las Vegas Review-Journal/AP
About 100 protest being disenrolled by tribes

London          The Independent
London next on the list for the man who'd save the bank at Monte Carlo

New York
Landowners group sues to enforce smoking ban at Oneidas' casino

Portugal          Lusa News Agency
Figueira da Foz: Casino pretende alcançar um milhão de visitantes em 2005

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