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Archive 2006: 8th - 14th June

Wednesday, 14th June
Selected gaming stocks   Aus/Asia  Europe   U.S.
eBet Ltd.
Rank Group
Las Vegas Sands
Galaxy Entertainment
Excapsa Software
Wynn Resorts
Shun Tak Holdings
Ameristar Casino
Melco International
Boss Media
Vending Data
Links to quotes at Yahoo Finance

Las Vegas           Yahoo/PRNewswire
VendingData(TM) Receives Deck Checker(TM) Order From Two Korean Casinos
Interestingly there's no mention of Shuffler sales in today's or yesterday's VNX releases.

Antigua & Washington           Biloxi Sun-Herald/AP
Antigua prods U.S. on Internet gambling

U.S. - Online Gambling 
Poker Players Alliance and PocketFives Team Up To Stop Online Gaming Ban

Oklahoma           Union Recorder
Tribe opening state's largest casino

Eastern Cape, South Africa 
Five bids in for EC gambling licences - But 10-year duration for Mthatha and Queenstown scares some off

Las Vegas           Yahoo/PRNewswire
MGM MIRAGE Among Black Enterprise's '40 Best Companies for Diversity'

Las Vegas           CNN/AP
Casino: Jerry Lewis has 'mild' heart attack

New Zealand & Australia            New Zealand Herald
Sky City touted as possible buyer of Unitab

13th June
Selected gaming stocks  Aus/Asia  Europe   U.S.
Trump Ent. Resorts
Shun Tak Holdings
Party Gaming
Wynn Resorts
Galaxy Entertainment
888 Holdings
Isle of Capri
Melco International
BetandWin (Austria)
Gaming Partners
Links to quotes at Yahoo Finance

Las Vegas           PRNewswire
G2E Acquires Asian Gaming Expo - G2E Asia to Debut in June 2007
The 2006 Asian Gaming Expo is presently being held at the Macau Tower, Macau.

Las Vegas & Mississippi           Glasgow Herald
Harrah's Employee Recovery Fund Distributes $2.1 Million To Hurricane - Affected Workers

Reno & Las Vegas           Yahoo/AP
Station Casinos Says Culinary Union Petition Amounts to Harassment

Las Vegas           Yahoo/PRNewswire
VendingData Receives Deck Checker Order From Sands Macao Casino - (9)

Grand Bahama           The Freeport News & Nassau Guardian
Isle of Capri Casino to close - 7th June
Buyer found for Royal Oasis - 8th June
Grand Bahama woes - 9th June
Isle of Capri have announced that they will cease operations on Grand Bahama 1st June 2007. Following the closure of the Royal Oasis in late 2004 the Lucaya casino is presently the only one in operation on the island.

Glasgow           Glasgow Herald
Eleven giant casinos are a safer bet, says expert
Professor Peter Collins, director of Salford University's centre for the study of gambling made his comments at a conference on responsible gambling held at Glasgow's SECC.

Guam          Pacific Daily News
Camacho to allow casino gambling at carnival

Mississippi           Miami Herald/AP
Trump and Diamondhead to develop casino in Mississippi

Glasgow           Glasgow Evening News
New classes shorten odds of casino job

Ennis, Ireland           Yahoo/Reuters & AP
Wager Island, Virtual Real Estate to Revolutionize Internet - Betting on the value of virtual real estate ?

12th June
Selected gaming stocks   Aus/Asia  Europe   U.S.
IFX Group
Isle of Capri
Galaxy Entertainment
London Clubs Int.
Wynn Resorts
Melco International
BetandWin (Austria)
Penn National
Sky City Ent.
Empire Online
Shuffle Master
Links to quotes at Yahoo Finance

Mississippi           Yahoo/Reuters & AP
Trump, Diamondhead plan Mississippi casino
Trump, Diamondhead to Develop Miss. Casino

Mississippi           Yahoo/PRNewswire
Trump Entertainment Resorts and Diamondhead Casino Corporation Sign Letter of Intent for Mississippi Casino Development
Diamondhead Casino Corp. was formerly known as Europa Cruises Corporation and in the late 90's operated day cruises in Florida. - Yahoo profile

Glasgow           BBC Scotland
Wheel spins on new casino school

Japan           The Guardian
Japan prepares to spin the wheel of fortune

Long Island, N.Y.           Newsday
No dice, casino boat critics say
The Southern Elegance is believed to be the ship that was formerly operating out of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

San Salvador  Diario de Hoy
Verificarán operaciones de los casinos

Record profits continue for IFX

CC, DWS, Nabarros, Norton Rose win bid roles for super-casino

Washington           Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Internet gambling may be illegal but it's not going away

West Warwick, Rhode Island           The Providence Journal
Casino foes in West Warwick launch Web site

Johannesburg, South Africa           Business Day
Real Africa Holdings investors accept Sun bid

Indiana           Post-Tribune
Odds favor Ivy Tech gaming grads landing a job
Casino boats turn 10: Competing for your cash
Aging cities get big boost from dockside gambling
Gary collects $250M windfall
Michigan City jackpot from casino hits $113M
Special feature looking at 10 years of Riverboat gambling in Indiana.

Las Vegas           Las Vegas Sun
Jeff Simpson on how the downside of growth - traffic jams - cuts casino profits

Delaware           Las Vegas Review-Journal
Delaware eyes sports bets - Senator floats bill that would exploit state's exemption

Additional headline links....
THE HOLD-'EM HOLDUP - U.S. College kids and online poker.
Centrebet on the up as Aussie bet on Cup
Shareholders sue Sands Regent over Herbst deal - Reno Gazette-Journal.
Playtech Announces Partnership Contract
Fairground Gaming Holdings PLC - Result of EGM - Spin Palace Group.
Carnival Corporation & plc Orders New Ships for Costa Crociere, AIDA Cruises


11th June

New Zealand 
New pokie rules leave RSAs with nothing to deal out to old troops
All slots in New Zealand must now be connected to an electronic monitoring system. Greece's Intralot won the contract to complete the task.

Britain           The Observer/Guardian
Swimming with the Devil Fish by Des Wilson - Book Review
Swimming with the Devil Fish - £6.59 on, available from the 15th June.

French Lick, Indiana           Indianapolis Star
Desperate for work - 2,000 hopefuls line up for 1,000 jobs; at least 2,000 more applicants expected today

Iowa           The Hawk Eye
Commission OKs casino plan

Austin, Texas 
APD Continuing Crackdown On Illegal Gambling
The video report has images of some of the Cherry Master's/Eight Liners . Ebay is full of the machines, spare parts and software.
EBAY search - Cherry Master

Online Gambling - U.S.
"Legalize online gambling" says the latest LA Times Editorial on gambling

Additional headline links....
Alleged bingo scam nets millions - Denver
Ladbrokes staff receive share issue bonus
Pahrump casinos have new owners

10th June

Glasgow           Daily Record
Casino crooks nicked my car
My wife savings on Brazil - Scot bets £27k to stop missus getting cash

St. Louis, Missouri            St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Injury at casino may net $1 million
An "Only in America" story. A slot machines front panel apparently falling onto a players foot - Jackpot ! 

Fort Mitchell, Kentucky            Cincinnati Post
Building a casino empire

Miami & Ft. Lauderdale            Sun-Sentinel
Dania beach gambling ship business associate may have been targeted

Singapore           Channel News Asia
Sands to develop Responsible Gaming Programme for Marina Bay IR

Harrah's World Series of Poker deals....

World Series Of Poker, Milwaukee's Best Light Announce Largest Sponsorship Deal In Poker History

ESPN, Harrah's Entertainment Extend Agreement To Telecast World Series of Poker(R) Through 2010

Las Vegas           Yahoo/Business Wire
Bluff Poker Radio To Air 2006 World Series of Poker Broadcasts Live On Sirius Satellite Radio

World Series of Poker Designates Card Player As Official Magazine and Internet Content Provider for 2006

Regulators investigating dice games at tribal casinos

London           The Guardian
Boss leaves as troubled lottery sells shares at 5p

Leicester           ThisisLeicestershire/Leicester Mercury
Consulting on casino proposals

9th June
Selected gaming stocks   Aus/Asia  Europe   U.S.
Galaxy Ent.
Rank Group
MGM Mirage
Gaming Corp.
Multimedia Games
Scientific Games
Sky City Ent.
London Clubs Int.
Shuffle Master
Links to quotes at Yahoo Finance

Trenton, New Jersey           Reuters
Atlantic City May casino winnings rise 2.9%
In Atlantic City table game win rose 3.2% to $116.4 million & Slots win 2.8% to $316.1 million.

Carson City, Nevada           Las Vegas Sun/AP
Nevada Casinos Win $989.8 Million in April
Once again table game growth in Nevada far outpaced slots. Table games drop was up 12.7% and slot handle just 3.3%.

Nevada           In Business Las Vegas - Liz Benston
Casino makeovers aren't just on Strip
Caesars Tahoe is now the Montbleau Resort and the Flamingo Laughlin will shortly become the Aquarius Casino Resort.

London           The Guardian
Chariot pins hopes on £2.6m rescue package

Miami           CNN/AP
Abramoff partner IDs casino boss' killer - Gunman tied to Gotti died 3 years ago, Kidan tells police

Las Vegas           Yahoo/AP
Shuffle Master Shares Sink on Earnings

Singapore & Macau           Forbes/Oxford Analytica
Asia's Casino Boom

Inspired Gaming Group plc - Acquisition

Miami           Sun-Sentinel & Daily Comet/AP
Killer of SunCruz Casino founder is now dead, alleges rival businessman
Kidan: shooter in Boulis murder was killed three years ago
The Gus Boulis murder case - Sun Sentinel special feature

French Lick, Indiana           Courier-Journal
French Lick resort and casino jobs - Interesting listing of positions available.

Portland, Oregon           The Dalles Chronicle/AP
Casino trade offered - Tribe not likely to accept proposal

Soccer betting news....
World Cup Frenzy Kicks Off - Scenes from the Crown and Anchor pub in Las Vegas

Additional headline links....
Regulators approve sale of Mississippi Belle II - Iowa.
Ladbrokes staff receive share issue bonus
Pahrump casinos have new owners
Jilted husband took out spite on ex-wife by gambling cash - Scotland
Church and community groups concerned about new super casinos

8th June
Selected gaming stocks   Aus/Asia  Europe   U.S.
Party Gaming
MGM Mirage
Melco International
London Clubs Int.
Multimedia Games
Galaxy Entertainment
BetandWin (Austria)
Scientific Games
Chariot Lottery
Las Vegas Sands
Links to quotes at Yahoo Finance

Las Vegas           Yahoo/Reuters & AP
Shuffle Master posts Q2 loss after write-offs
Shuffle Master Posts 2nd-Quarter Loss on Acquisition-Related Charges, Higher Costs

Las Vegas           Yahoo/Business Wire
Shuffle Master, Inc. Reports Second Quarter Results
Shuffle Master, Inc. Earnings Conference Call (Q2 2006)

Las Vegas           Yahoo/AP
Wynn Las Vegas Pays $16 Million for Rights to Revamp 'Le Reve' Show

Gaming Investments           Yahoo/AP
Gaming Sector Shares Dip As Las Vegas Sands Falls on Macau, Vegas Status Report

Seattle, Washington State 
Online Gambling Becomes A Felony

Waltham, Mass           Business Wire
GameLogic Licenses Slingo(R); Popular Game to Boost Legal Online Casino Gaming Portfolio

Las Vegas           Yahoo/Business Week
Vegas v's Macau - Who will win ?

Las Vegas           Coventry Observer
Las Vegas Sands Corp. Announces Addition to Its Executive Team

Blackpool           Blackpool Today
Blackpool's £1.4bn masterplan moved a step closer becoming reality today

Scotland           Christian Today
Scottish Church Concerned Over Super Casinos

Coventry           Coventry Observer
MP fighting for casino bid revival

Las Vegas           PRNewswire
MGM Grand Hotel and Casino Named One of Southern Nevada's 'Best Places to Work'

Hancock County, Mississippi 
The Silver Slipper Casino Says “Later Gator” - Scheduled to open Autumn 2006. - Excellent overhead construction images.

Manchester           Manchester Evening News
350 jobs on cards at casino - London Clubs International.

Las Vegas           Las Vegas Review-Journal
Casinos using fuel offers to ensure tourist flow

London & Gibraltar           The Guardian, The Independent & Daily Telegraph
PartyGaming founders cash in £232m worth of chips
PartyGaming shares slump as sell-off by founders is shunned
PartyGaming founders forced to cash in chips cheaply

Cyberview Teams with Ladbrokes to Offer Turnkey Betting Service for Casinos

China          Shanghai Daily
Members of gambling ring draw sentences up to 9 years in jail

Calgary, Alberta           The Calgary Sun
Full house in Calgary - Calgary presently has 6 casinos with a 7th due to open in 2008.

Carson City, Nevada           Las Vegas Sun
Regulators split on investment source for Nevada hotel-casinos

Soccer betting news....
Biggest World Cup Bet Ever Gambled On England - A cool £150,000.
How much will Vietnamese gamblers bet on the World Cup ?

Additional headline links....
Smartcool Completes Phase I with Luxor Hotel and Casino
L.V. Advisor: Question of the Day - Bars/Sportsbooks to watch WC Soccer in L.V.
Concourt rules against gambling law - South Africa
Woman claims purse snatcher took her $40,000 casino winnings

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