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Archive 2006: 22nd - 31st March

31st March
Gaming Stocks Major Movers   Aus/Asia  Europe   U.S.
Sky City
William Hill
Stanley Leisure
Shuffle Master
A-Max Holdings
Empire Online
Gaming Partners
Macau Success
Pinnacle Ent.
Links to quotes at Yahoo Finance

Ladbrokes to challenge Swedish betting monopoly

British Casino License applications - 31st March is the final day.
Cameron urged to pitch in favour of super casinos - Coventry & Liverpool
Casino can bring only benefits, says council - Middlesbrough
We must back casino gamble - Blackpool
Casino setback - Pontefract & Castleford
Bid submitted for seaside casino - Bournemouth
Not enough time’ for casino application - Hertesmere Council.

Las Vegas            Yahoo/PRNewswire
VendingData(TM) Receives Deck Checker(TM) Orders From Galaxy Entertainment Group and Sociedade de Jogos de Macau - 44 machines.

Chicago            Yahoo/PRNewswire
Wells Gardner LCDs Have Been Approved for IGT Machines in Jurisdictions Throughout North America

Leeds            Leeds Today/Leeds Evening Post
Leeds enters stakes for the super casino - But bid sparks furious row with Wakefield

New York & Las Vegas            New York Times & Yahoo/Reuters
Colony Capital Offers to Buy Owner of Tropicana Casinos for $1.4 Billion
Colony Capital bids $41 a share for Aztar: source

Ontario, Canada            London Free Press
Province to increase aboriginal casino take

Lebanon            Lebanon Daily Star
Casino hits turbulence in management handover

Las Vegas            Yahoo/PRNewswire
VendingData(TM) Corporation Reports Full Year and Fourth Quarter 2005 Financial Results
Grim reading would be an understatement.
VendingData(TM) Corporation Enters Into Agreements for $18 Million Private Placement Offering

Washington            Caribbean Net News
Antigua-Barbuda’s WTO Ambassador meets with US Congressman to discuss WTO Internet gaming case

Washington            Dow Jones Newswires
DJ US Senate Panel Moves To Rein In Casinos Off Reservations
United States Committee on Indian Affairs

Aberdeen            ThisisNorthScotland
Owners lodge plans for casino at Aberdeen Hotel despite earlier rejection
BIL Gaming have filed another casino application at the Thistle Hotel, Aberdeen.

Athens            Interactive Investor
UK's BC Partners to launch bid for remaining stake in Greek casino group Hyatt

Problem Gambling            Reuters & American Journal of Psychiatry
Compulsive gambling not always a chronic addiction
The study results will not be welcomed by Drug companies wishing to peddle their cures.
Natural Recovery and Treatment-Seeking in Pathological Gambling: Results of Two U.S. National Surveys
Additional headlines...
Casinos may need to become landlords - Biloxi, Mississippi.

30th March
Gaming Stocks Major Movers   Aus/Asia  Europe   U.S.
Aristocrat Leisure
Boss Media (Sweden)
Aztar Corp
Star Cruises
William Hill
Pinnacle Ent.
Galaxy Entertainment
Las Vegas Sands
Bet Internet
Bally Technologies
Links to quotes at Yahoo Finance

Barcelona, Spain            Base Finanieira &
Cirsa Casinos invertirá 169 millones en su expansión en Chile y estudia aperturas en Caribe y Macao
Cirsa Casinos invierte 162 millones en su expansión internacional
Barcelona based Cirsa plan to invest €169 million in Chile, the Caribbean & Macau over the next few years. The company, which includes subsidiary Unidesa slots, presently has 14 casinos with table games and 38 with electronic games and a total workforce of 5,795.

London & Gibraltar            Party Gaming
Party Gaming - Annual Report

London            The Guardian
Gambling firm hits back at Jowell - The company will accept bets from those 16 and over. 

London Clubs International Plc - Result of Extraordinary General Meeting
The disposal of Les Ambassadeurs has been approved by LCI shareholders and completion is expected on the 31st March.

Reno, Nevada   & Las Vegas Sun/AP
Gambling addiction in Nevada triples national average
Reno problem gambling center cites high demand 
Nevada apparently has a gambling addiction rate of 7% - 3 times the U.S. average.

Birmingham            icBirmingham/Birmingham Mail & Birmingham Post
Give us a level playing field - Brady
Blues league woe blamed on casino
NEC transplants ex-London casino bid
Birmingham City's CEO Karren Brady appears to be becoming increasingly desperate. The Blues are also presently in 18th place in the Premiership with relegation looking odds-on.

Hong Kong & Macau            Hong Kong Standard
Macau's top casino bets on $15b HK listing

Blackpool            BBC Lancashire & Blackpool Citizen
Council submits super casino bid
Super casino will be hit by new ‘slot tax’
Blackpool Councillors believe that more than 20,000 jobs and £2bn of investment would pour into the region if their bid is successful. They will be creating a casino and conference centre to house the project. - The website is still under construction !

Eastern Cape, South Africa            The Reporter
Policeman fights for life after casino shoot-out

Gauteng, South Africa            Business Report
Montecasino to put R335m into building

Singapore & Las Vegas            Yahoo/PRNewswire
Las Vegas Sands Submits US$3.6 Billion Bid to Solidify Singapore's Standing Among the World's Greatest Destinations

Singapore & Las Vegas            Bloomberg News & Hong Kong Standard
Las Vegas Sands Submits $3.6 Billion Singapore Bid
Singapore gets casino bids
If successful, LVS's casino in Singapore will be called the Marina Bay Sands.

Sportech PLC - Preliminary Results for the 52 weeks ended 6 January 2006

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania            The
Gaming chief defends casinos
Additional headlines...
Local casino gamble unlikely - North Somerset Council
260 pleas for mercy fail to save 'Casino' Jack from jail
Abramoff gets nearly 6 years in casino scam
Affordable housing needed for casino workers - Mississippi Gulf Coast
Gambling addict surrenders to save his life - China. Loan shark problems
L.V. Advisor - Question of the Day: The Wynn Collection closure
Man Leaves Casino Without Knowing He Won $227,752
Finance ministry finalising gambling law - Vietnam

29th March
Gaming Stocks Major Movers   Aus/Asia  Europe   U.S.
Galaxy Ent.
Bally Tech.
Global Approach
BetBull (Austria)
Penn National
Melco International
Stanley Leisure
Wynn Resorts
Links to quotes at Yahoo Finance

Pennsylvania            PRNewswire
World-Class Gaming Management Team to Run Mount Airy Resort & Casino

Scotland            Glasgow Evening Times
Casino workers take 'gamble with health'
Glasgow Evening Times report on the GB Union's survey published on the 24th March.

Lisbon, Portugal            Diario Economico & (Spain)
Casino vai dar mais 50 milhões de euros de impostos ao Estado
Casino abre dia 19 no Parque das Nações após investimento de 100M€
Empresario cree que Casino Lisboa muestra recuperación económica
Casino Lisbon will open on the 19th April. It will be the 3rd casino in Portugal under the management of Stanley Ho who also has the concession at Casino Estoril and Casino Estoril Povoa.

Miami   & ABC News/AP
Abramoff sentenced to five years, 10 months in fraud case
Abramoff Gets Almost 6 Years in Prison

London            The Times - Tony Cascarino
Six-figure gamblers are embarking on certain route to financial disaster
Soccer players and their love of having a Punt.

Singapore & Las Vegas  
Harrah's Reiterates Plan To List Singapore Casino

Singapore & Kuala Lumpur            Yahoo Singapore/Dow Jones
Genting Intl: Bid For Singapore Casino Worth Over S$5 billion
Genting International PLC & Star Cruises Ltd_Press Release (pdf)

Biloxi, Mississippi            Yahoo/PRNewswire
Isle of Capri Casinos, Inc. Announces Additional Plans for Biloxi Casino Resort

Las Vegas            Yahoo/Business Wire
Enhanced Version of Central Credit Real Time Improves Credit Decision Process for Casinos

German Federal Constitutional Court - German betting market
28th & 29th March

Munich               Deutsche Welle
Sport Betting Stays in State Hands

Munich               Bloomberg News
Germany Has to Revamp Betting Monopoly, Highest Court Rules
Oddset the German State sports betting agency has I believe the worst Soccer odds to be found anywhere in Europe. Their book is usually 25% over-round on each match.

These are Oddset's quotes for this evenings Manchester United v's West Ham game - 1.25  4.00  6.00 and on the odds are presently @ 1.34  5.7  12.5.

Brussels               European Betting Association - Press release
Federal Constitutional Court of Germany declares State gambling monopoly unconstitutional (PDF)

Germany               Hambach & Hambach German Attorneys-at-Law
The Decision of the German Federal Constitutional Court on Sports Betting (PDF)

Munich & London               MECN – Media & Entertainment Consulting Network GmbH - Analysis
Impact of the Federal Constitutional Court’s decision on the German betting market (PDF)

Germany & Vienna, Austria               Yahoo/PRNewswire
betandwin: German Federal Constitutional Court Declares German Monopoly to be Unconstitutional

Birmingham               icBirmingham/Birmingham Mail
Casino battle starts in earnest - Ad's in Parliament's in house magazine.
Revealed: Why NEC casino bid was backed - Early morning teaser. Story to follow.

Ontario               CTV Toronto
Ont. to renew casino revenue deal with natives - Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation.

Singapore               Channel News Asia, Yahoo Asia/Reuters & Malaysian Star/AP
Singapore officials receive first bid for integrated resort licence
Singapore receives 3 casino bids, one more expected
Genting first to submit bid to build Singapore casino - 10 boxes.
Singapore receives four bids for casino

Cyberscan Technology Inc - Preliminary results for the year ended 31st December 2005
Cyberscan Technology Inc - Signing of major technology partnerships in Italy

World Gaming Plc - Final results for the three months and year ended 31st December 2005

32Red raises £5.3m in Placing at 140p per share

Final bids set for Singapore casino race
Today was the last day for the 4 remaining bidders to submit their Integrated Resort plans to the Singapore Tourism Board.

Miami               Herald Tribune/AP & Daily Comet
Abramoff to be sentenced but not imprisoned immediately
Abramoff faces nearly 6-year minimum sentence on fraud conviction

Nyon, Switzerland            Union Network International
Organising "follows the leaders" in gaming
Unions demand responsible gaming
Additional headlines...
Schwarzenegger signs bill that frees casino money for counties - Sacramento
Salesman pleads guilty to casino scam - San Diego
Land prices plunge 47% in fourth quarter - Las Vegas
Casinos sangran al pueblo de Nicaragua - Nicaragua

28th March
Gaming Stocks Major Movers   Aus/Asia  Europe   U.S.
Galaxy Ent.
32Red Plc
Multimedia Games
Golden Resorts
Progressive Gaming
Alliance Leisure
Boyd Gaming
MGM Mirage
Links to quotes at Yahoo Finance

Lebanon               Daily Star
Casino du Liban spins the profit wheel - Gross revenues increase from $80 million to $130 million

Richmond, B.C.               CCN Matthews
Great Canadian Casinos Inc.: River Rock Casino Resort Announces Opening of Western Canada's First Casino Racebook

Hong Kong     
Casino boss mulls tilt at HKEx board: press

Blackpool               The Stage
Blackpool begins super-casino bid - Worth a look just for the artists impression.

Australia      Australian
Tabcorp long-shot in bid for Unitab

Edinburgh               The Scotsman
Casinos fail to get roll of the dice
Edinburgh licensing magistrates have rejected an application from Stanley Leisure for the former Eros/Elite nightclub in Fountainbridge, and also Grosvenor Casinos plans for the Mecca Palais bingo club in the same area.

Singapore               Reuters
Final bids set for Singapore casino race

Eastern Cape, South Africa     
Cops shot in casino robbery Wild Coast Sun
Wild Coast Sun. The amount stolen is belived to be around R100,000 ($16,000). The last armed casino robbery in S.A, was just 21 days ago.

London      & Yahoo/Sharecast
ukbetting plc - Final results
UKbetting poised for new video deals

Leisure & Gaming plc - Preliminary Results for the period ended 31 December 2005

London & Israel      &
Playtech Limited - Successful Admission to AIM
Punters gamble on Playtech success

Australia               The Australian & Bloomberg
Gambling giants agree to $4bn merger
Tabcorp May Bid for Unitab, Topping A$1.9 Bln Tattersall's Bid

Johannesburg               Business Report
Sun International plans to acquire RAH

Paradise Island, Bahamas               Caribbean Net News/Bloomberg
Bahamas casino operator to be sold for $3bn to chairman, investors - Kerzner

Indiana               NWI Times
No longer discarded - Neighboring casinos hiring former Majestic Star workers
Additional headlines...
Casino in Gozo - Malta
Midlands falls behind in casino race - Birmingham
Sun Cruz casino ship loses power, runs aground in Dania Beach
Big win on pokies for Labor player - Australia
L.V. Advisor - Question of the Day: How old is Vegas Vic ?
SoCal woman gets 10 years for $1.85 million arts embezzlement
Police put bookies on high alert - Wigan, Lancashire.

27th March
Gaming Stocks Major Movers   Aus/Asia  Europe   U.S.
Boss Media
Great Can. Gaming
Gateway Casinos
Melco International
Gaming Partners
Gaming Corp.
Links to quotes at Yahoo Finance

Las Vegas               Yahoo/Primezone
World Poker Association Dawns a New Era in Tournament Poker - When checked the WPA forum had just 7 members.

Online Gambling               Las Vegas Sun - Liz Benston 23rd March
Betting the 'Net - Internet sports wagering gaining popularity with locals

Buenos Aires, Argentina               Clarí
Ordenan la clausura del nuevo casino flotante de Puerto Madero
A judge has ruled that the "Princess" operated by Barcelona based Cirsa must close. The company also operate the Casino Buenos Aires onboard the Estrella de la Fortuna.

Billion pound game
With the World Cup less than 3 months away a look at the rise and rise of gambling related products in Britain.

Birmingham               icBirmingham/Birmingham Mail
Hotel's casino bid is rejected
BIL Gaming's Thistle Hotel plans have been rejected by Birmingham city planners.

Las Vegas               Yahoo/PRNewswire
Gaming Industry Veteran Tommy Florio Named Director of Multi-Station Gaming for Aristocrat Technologies, Inc.

Johannesburg, South Africa     
Sun International - Potential cash offer to acquire all the ordinary shares in Real Africa Holdings Limited

Las Vegas               Yahoo/PRNewswire
Gaming Standards Association Makes Significant Strides in G2S Protocol Development

Las Vegas               Las Vegas Business Press - David McKee
Felon fingered as string-puller in 'Sahara Towers' venture

Israel               The First Post
Waiting for the 3.15 at Armageddon - Israel's plans for the countries first racecourse.

Port Huron, Michigan               The Times Herald
Expert: There's lots of cash to support Port Huron casino - Point Edward Charity Casino in Ontario.

Singapore              Yahoo Singapore AFP & Dow Jones
Las Vegas giants in tight race for Singapore casino licence
MGM,CapitaLand Leads Race For Singapore Marina Casino-DBS
Articles based on a report by Singapore based DBS Vickers.

South Africa              Mercury News
Wild Coast hit by robbers
Another armed robbery in S.A. with simularities to recent attacks. The article has several mistakes. The Wild Coast Sun is located in the Eastern Cape and not KwaZulu-Natal.

Sydney              AFR, Bloomberg News & Yahoo Aus/Reuters
Tattersalls, UNiTAB propose merger
Tattersall's Agrees to Buy Unitab for A$1.9 Billion 
Australia's Tattersall's bids A$1.9 bln for UNiTAB

New Zealand    
The gambler - SkyCity’s big-spending ways keep some investors wary.

Las Vegas              Yahoo/BUsiness Wire
Progressive Gaming Well Positioned for Mobile, Wireless Gaming in Casinos

Brown Brings FOBTS Within AMLD Regime

Warrington              ThisisCheshire/Warrington Guardian
Don't bet against a casino coming to town

Pennsylvania              Austin American Statesman/AP
Major Gambling Interests Focus on Pa.

Casinos Austria stellen Standort in Frage
Casino Bregenz bekommt neue Fassade

Richmond, B.C.              CCN Matthews
Great Canadian Gaming Corporation Announces Amendment to Debt Facilities and $80 Million Private Placement

26th March

Poker - Skill or Chance ?              The Star Press, Indiana
A safe bet: Playing poker is gambling
Whether Poker is primarily a game of skill or chance is fundamental in a number of current court cases. One thing is sure though, if played for money or should prizes be offered the participants are definitely gambling.

Online Gambling              Free Press releases
Gamblign Joke Site Goes Live
They can't even get the headline right and it'salso  not a surprise to see a Golden Palace Ad.

Dunstable, Bedfordshire              Dunstable Today
Salvation Army leads opposition to casino

Northern Cyprus               Cyprus Mail
The monster development set to double tourist capacity in the north
Interesting story about Vokolida (Bafra in Turkish) where a massive hotel casino complex is presently being built which is scheduled to open in 2007. 

Problem Gambling - California              North County Times/The Californian
Former Pechanga controller-turned-embezzler speaks out on his compulsive gambling

China              The Business
Western gamblers make a bet on Beijing

Star Princess Fire              Princess Cruise Line Website
3/25/2006 Star Princess Update -- 6:30 pm PST
3/24/2006 Star Princess Update -- 12:30 pm PST 
3/23/2006 Star Princess Update -- 2 pm PST 
3/23/2006 Star Princess Update -- 7:30 am PST
Additional headlines...
Officials intimidate Vietnamese reporters covering gambling scam
Two more held for soccer betting operation - Also Vietnam
Police raids in betting scandal - Munich
Judge rules against 2 gambling arcades - Orlando
Teacher accused of running illegal betting shop - Cyprus

25th March


Indian Gaming - Oklahoma    
Casino Official, Oklahoma Tribe Fined $2.5M
Apparently a deposit of $300,000 in cash from a duffel bag didn't merit being reported.

Vancouver              Globe & Mail
Construction of new casino begins today - Starlight Casino in New Westminster.

Birmingham              icBirmingham/Birmingham Post
Call for re-run of casino decision vote

Scotland              Daily Record
£80,000 Gamble debt of Son, 25.
Amazing story from Scotand. The £80k was apparently lost in just 2 hours !

Moscow              RIA Novosti & ITAR TASS
Govt. gambling regulation bill passes 1st reading
Duma to ban all those under 18 years of age from gambling
The Bill requires casino operators to have assets of at least 600 million rubles ($22 million and all casinos must have at least 10 table games.

Miami              St. Petersburg Times/AP & Sun-Sentinel
Abramoff statement sought for slaying trial
Witness contradicts key testimony in Boulis case

Singapore              Bloomberg News & Yahoo/Reuters
Singapore to detail bdding for Sentosa casino site April 28th
Singapore seeks second casino proposals April 28

Birmingham              icBirmingham/Birmingham POst
Ken holds his tongue as casino flaws emerge

Casino plan comes up snake eyes: Gambling at Ally Pally fails to win approval
Haringey Council have decided not to submit an application to the Casino Advisory Panel

Johannesburg              The Citizen
Four arrested with guns at Brakpan casino

Carson City, Nevada    
Red Rock Resort-Casino Gets Final Approval
Red Rock Resort Sneak Preview

Nevada              MSNBC/AP
Nevada approves new mobile gambling rules
Excellent images of Roulette on the Cantor Gaming PDA system

Newfoundland & Labrador              CBC News
N.L. wants VLTs reprogrammed to be less addictive - In Depth: Gambling

Winnepeg, Manitoba              Canoe/CP
Manitoba government looking at setting up separate gaming for natives

Nevada              Las Vegas Sun/AP
Visitors to Nevada grow 0.8 percent in 2005 to 51.6 million

WPT Poker Room at Foxwoods Opens - Expansion Brings Number of Tables to 114

Nevada & California              Las Vegas Review-Journal
Nevada Ads get no love in L.A. - TV station kills spots critical of California

24th March
Gaming Stocks Major Movers   Aus/Asia  Europe   U.S.
Macau Success
888 Holdings
Bally Technologies
Melco International
Empire Online
Wynn Resorts
Sky City Ent.
IQ Ludorum
Lakes Entertainment
Dover Downs Gaming
Links to quotes at Yahoo Finance

U.K.              GMB Union
Casino Workers Gambling With Their Health
The GMB press release paints a bleak picture of working conditions inside Britain's casinos.

Blackpool              Blackpool Today
College date for cruise ship chief

Carson City, Nevada              Las Vegas Review-Journal
Wireless OK, but which way? - Hand-held gaming rules passed by panel, but future of games unclear

Cleveland, Ohio              PRNewswire
Casino Profiteers Stalking Ohioans, Roundtable Charges

Northern Racing PLC - Preliminary results for the year ended 31st December 2005

Home Gambling Network/i2Corp - US Patent # 5,800,268
Mel Molnick & HGN/i2corp appear to be once again taking legal action in Nevada against several companies offering live casino games via the Internet. 

Nevada               Market Wire
Home Gambling Network, Inc. and Mel Molnick File Patent Infringement Lawsuit in United States Federal Court for the Southern District of Nevada, Las Vegas USA - 23rd March.

Mel Molnick, CEO of Home Gambling Network, Hereby Announces His Patent Has Been Approved by The European Patent Office (EPO) - 21st March.

Home Gambling Network Successfully Transfers Lawsuit - 21st February.
Method of participating in a live casino game from a remote location

Council bets on casino resort bid
An amazing 35 Blackool councillors voted for the regional casino bid to continue with just one abstention and none against.

Emphatic 'no' to casino proposals
A MORI survey of almost 1,400 Guildford residents found that  80% did not want a casino.

British Provices
Betting on a super casino - icNewcastle/Evening Chronicle
The chips are down with bid for new casino - St. Helens Star (temporary link)
Jobs boom at casino - Pontefract and Castleford Star. Glass Houghton.
Casino would bring 1,500 jobs - Wakefield Today. More pie in the sky numbers.

Las Vegas              Las Vegas Review-Journal
Pokerdome dealt joker: Project might need gaming license
Apparently it's not a gambling game, but the original press release seems to suggest otherwise. - 12th December 2005.

Prague, Czech Republic              Prague Post
Government to allow online sports betting

Las Vegas              Yahoo/AP
Riviera Holdings in Acquisition Talks

Scottdale, Arizona              PRNewswire
Atronic Launches New Products at NIGA

U.S.     Video Network
Video: Finding A Gambler's Paradise - Squeaky voiced travel presentation.
Video: Gambling With A Billion - Calvin Ayres

London              Yahoo/CCN Matthews
Interactive Gaming Holdings plc: Preliminary Results

Gaming Investments              Reuters
Gambling industry continues to attract capital
Additional headlines...
Star pumps Harrah's casino bid
Builder chases poker millions - Ian Fraser from Croydon.

23rd March
Gaming Stocks Major Movers   Aus/Asia  Europe   U.S.
Sky City Ent.
Empire Online
Las Vegas Sands
Galaxy Entertainment
Riviera Holdings
Lottomatica (Italy)
Shuffle Master
Stanley Leisure
Multimedia Games
Links to quotes at Yahoo Finance

London              The Guardian
Beating the bookies? The Guardian puts the Sportsman to the test
The Sportsman, Britain's first national newspaper for over 20 years made it's debut on the 22nd March.

London              Bloomberg News
The Sportsman, New U.K. Daily Newspaper, Bets on Gambling Craze

Travel Feature - Hottest Casinos
Forbes listing of some of the world's most famous casinos and resorts.

London              The Independent
Gambling: Bookies complain as tax levied on betting machines
H.M. Treasury - Budget 2006

Coventry              icCoventry
Taylor holds his cards in casino bid

Russia              RIA Novosti
Glücksspielgeschäft in Russland sucht nach seinem Platz in der Gesellschaft

The Netherlands              Het Financeel Dagblat
Holland Casino staat open voor Harrah's
The article discusses a potential partnership between Holland Casino and Harrah's to open a joint-venture operation in Maastricht.

Singapore              Yahoo Singapore/Dow Jones & ABS-CBN News
STAR To Take Part In Harrah's Bid For Singapore Casino
Keppel won't inject funds into property arm for casino

Minnesota              The State
Student nets $1M during poker tournament
The story of Mike Schneider who at 22 won the Party Poker Million V. After paying off his buddies and paying the taxman he will net around $600,000.

Additional headlines...
Greektown Casino changes plans; wants to build hotel atop parking garage
Police arrest 48 in gambling raids - Jakarta

22nd March
Gaming Stocks Major Movers   Aus/Asia  Europe   U.S.
Ainsworth G.T.
888 Holdings
MGM Mirage
Aristoocrat Leisure
Stanley Leisure
Wynn Resorts
Shun Tak Holdings
Star Cruises
BetandWin (Austria)
Great Can. Gaming
Links to quotes at Yahoo Finance

Las Vegas & Levis, Canada              Yahoo/CNW Telbec
Circus Circus Ends DEQ Side Betting Trial and Orders Three Systems

Minnesota              PRNewswire
NIGA Tribal Leaders Voice Strong Opposition to S. 2078
Indian Gaming Regulatory Act Amendments of 2005 - S.2078

New Zealand & Australia    
Consolidation tipped in gambling industry

Montreal              PRNewswire
Dynasty Gaming and Ho Group Sign Intent To Form Public Company for China Mahjong Activity

Kurgan, Russia    
Man Attempts to Hijack Train After Robbing Slot Machine Hall

New law pressures online gambling in Russia

London              Reuters UK
Bookmakers face tax rise on betting machines
Bookmakers FOBT's (Roulette Machines) will be taxed at the rate of £1,965 per machine from 1st August. Assuming there are 25,000 in Britain the Government have hit the jackpot to the tune of almost £50 million per annum.

London & Chicago              Yahoo/Business Wire
BETonSPORTS to Host March Madness Party at Playboy Mansion

London & Gibraltar              Reuters UK
PartyGaming names new CEO

Las Vegas              L.V. Business Press - David McKee
Pinnacle buys Aztar to build Strip resort - Analysts are bullish on CEO's leadership

Las Vegas              In Business Las Vegas - Liz Benston
Station Casinos counting on flocks at the 'Rock
At a cost of some $925 million - $1.1 million per room, Station casinos Red Rock Station is scheduled to open 18th April.

Las Vegas              L.V. Business Press
LVCVA campaign targets UK

London & Toronto              Reuters
Excapsa Q4 online gamers surge 76 pct

London - Budget proposals              Provincial press
Brown hits the casino jackpot - Birmingham
Tax rise could scupper casino bid - Yarmouth
City and NEC in casino fight - Coventry

Macau              China Broadcast & Peoples Daily/Xinhua
Macao's Casino Taxes See Rise in First Two Months
Macao's casino taxes see rise in first two months
The Macau Government collected 2.81 billion patacas (U.S. $350 million) in gaming taxes in January and February, a year-on-year rise of 4.2%.

Las Vegas    
Mel Molnick, CEO of Home Gambling Network, Hereby Announces His Patent Has Been Approved by The European Patent Office (EPO)
Method of participating in a live casino game from a remote location

Las Vegas              Yahoo/AP
Shuffle Master Jumps on Bullish Report
MGM Mirage Shares Rise on Upgrade
Additional headlines...
Regs to control casinos - Britain, Government planning regulations.
Casino acquisition leads to 350 job cuts - Gary, Indiana.
2 workers killed during demolition project at Gulfport casino
Casino Niagara security employees vote big in favour of strike
Gambling popular among officials too - Vietnam.
State seizes illegal casino - South Africa.
Quintet nabbed in Macao over drugs, underground casino charges

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