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Archive 2006: 8th - 14th November

Tuesday, 14th November

Ladbrokes eyes up betting empire of Desmond

888 Holdings Public Limited Company - Q3 2006 KPI and Trading Update

Las Vegas      
Gambling show celebrates hot streak

Mohegan Sun Plans Another Expansion

Astana, Kazakhstan      
Kazakhstan to banish all gambling to two towns
The proposed towns are Kapshagai in the southwest and and Shchuchinsk in the north.

Astana, Kazakhstan      
Gambling business to be moved outside of big cities in Kazakhstan
Religeous figures against gambling business

Las Vegas                The Malaysian Star
Billionaire casino mogul Steve Wynn to make $147 million off dividend payout

Pennsylvania                Newsday/AP
Pennsylvania's first casino to open - Pocono Downs - Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board - Casino Free PA

Videos & Multi-media
Sin Island ? - Gambling companies bet on Macau - 26th Oct MSN Video
Iowa's new casinos cash cows
Gold: Fans, Chan, Online - Date of interviews not known. Foxsports/MSN
Gold: play style, knowledge Foxsports/MSN
Annie Duke: Playing to Win - May 2006 YouTube/Forbes

Monday, 13th November

Las Vegas                Yahoo/PRNewswire
Bally Technologies and Aristocrat Technologies Announce Joint Development and Marketing Agreement

Las Vegas                Yahoo/Business Wire
WMS Launches New Branding Initiative with Introduction of New Logo, Tagline and Audio Signature at 2006 Global Gaming Expo (G2E)

Las Vegas                Bloomberg & Yahoo/Reuters
Wynn Resorts to Pay a Cash Dividend of $6 a Share
Wynn shares jump after distribution, Macau hopes

Charlotee, N.C.                Yahoo/Business Wire
PokerTek Announces Results for Third Quarter 2006

Dunedin, New Zealand      
Dunedin casino closes doors for two days
The New Zealand Gambling Commision has in effect given the Dunedin Casino a slap on the wrist. The operators even being allowed to choose which days they wished to close !

Athens                Yahoo/AFX
Greece's Regency Entertainment 9-months group sales up 7.6% at €243.3 mln

San Juan, Puerto Rico      
Caribbean's toughest smoking ban coming to Puerto Rico

Las Vegas                Yahoo/PRNewswire
Gaming Partners International Reports Financial Results for the Third Quarter and First Nine Months of 2006

Las Vegas                Yahoo/PRNewswire
Riviera Holdings Corporation Announces Receipt of $21 per Share Acquisition Proposal and Entry Into Exclusive Negotiating Agreement
Riviera Holdings Gets Acquisition Offer

London & Cyprus                Yahoo/Reuters & Sharecast
Playtech to buy Tribeca to join poker top table
Playtech buys chunk of rival Tribeca

London & Cyprus      
Playtech Limited - Third Quarter Trading Update
Playtech Limited - Acquisition of leading poker network to enhance Playtech's poker offering

Dunedin, New Zealand      
Standoff Over Suspended Casino
Dunedin casino closes
Disappointment over casino ruling

Gaming Investments                Yahoo/Investors Business Daily
Vegas Strip, Macau And Mergers Have Casino Owners On A Roll

Videos & Multi-media
Costa Mesa Scam linked to Arco ATM Machines Yahoo -
Playboy Club inside the Palms Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada MySpace
Casino Royale - Poker Game (2006)

Sunday, 12th November

Singapore                Australian Sunday Telegraph
Gambling ban ends with poker tourney

French Lick, Indiana                Cincinatti Enquirer
Ind. spa once known for healing waters, illicit activity basks in restored glory - and gaming

Online Poker       - Niall O'Connor
Tribeca Out but Brunson Holds On

All 23 charged in Senegal consulate gambling scandal post bail

Belize & Mexico                La Jornada
Mexicanos, 80% de jugadores en casinos de la zona libre de Belice

Additional headlines...
Gambling is an addiction, experts say, and should be treated as one
Nevada smoking ban a sign of the times for changing state
Casino panel member admits dome bid link

Saturday, 11th November

Dayton, Ohio                The Oxford Press
State pulls back on taking gambling machines - Ohio Skill Games

Las Vegas                IHT/AP & ABC News
U.S. casino mogul says damaged Picasso art work being repaired
Billionaires Wheel and Deal ... in Works of Art

Las Vegas & Aston, Pennsylvania                Yahoo/Business Wire
Shuffle Master, Inc. Announces Exclusive Distribution Agreement with Lightning Poker, Inc.

Macau                Yahoo/Reuters
Las Vegas Sands Macau projects may raise $16 bln-COO

Videos & Multi-media
It's a whole new game at Gulfstream Park - Hallandale Beach Yahoo Video
Sands set to close it's doors one last time - Atlantic City Yahoo Video
Blackjack Tournaments - The next big thing ? - Circa 1 hour Casino Guys

Friday, 10th November

Macau                China View/Xinhua & IHT/AP
New casino to hire 3,500 in Macao
Melco PBL offers 3,800 jobs for luxury casino hotel Crown Macau

Atlantic City      
Sands casino to close after 26 years
Sands Atlantic City closed at 6 am EST this morning. The property originally opened as the Brighton Casino & Hotel on the 12th December, 1980. New owners Pinnacle Entertainment intent raising the building.

Colorado Springs                The Gazette
Century Casinos expansion hits it big

St. Louis, Missouri                Washington Post/AP
U.S. Settles Case Against BetOnSports

Lake Charles, Louisiana                Yahoo/PRNewswire
Pinnacle Entertainment Completes Acquisition of Harrah's Lake Charles Gaming Assets

Additional headlines...
BetonSports gives up on America

Videos & Multi-media
Government Gambling Prohibition - Google Video
Cirque du Soleil KÀ Las Vegas Show at the MGM Grand! Players Network
Closing of the Stardust Hotel Casino Google Video
Dirty Dirty Craps terminology Players Network

Thursday, 9th November

Carson City, Nevada                Las Vegas Sun/AP
Nevada casinos' win totals shows monthly dip

Atlantic City                Yahoo/AP
Atlantic City Casinos' October Revenues Declined From Last Year

Las Vegas & Macau                Yahoo/AP
Wynn Shares Climb on Macau Optimism

Toronto & St. Kitts & Nevis.               Yahoo/Market Wire
CryptoLogic-Developed Software Delivers a Hand in the Sand at the Exclusive 2006 Caribbean Poker Classic'TM'

Colorado Springs                Yahoo/PRNewswire
Century Casinos Reports Third Quarter 2006 Earnings

Las Vegas                Yahoo/Business Wire
Progressive Gaming Presents the Most Innovative and High-Tech Lineup Ever at the Global Gaming Expo

Additional headlines...
Mob Gambling Ring Busted, Police Say - New York

Wednesday, 8th November

Goa, India      
Goa Agrees to Big Growth in Casinos

Macau                China View
Macao casino mass firing branded "isolated incident"

Helsinki, Finland                Kauppalehti Online
Slot Machine Association to Enter Fujitsu's Patja Service

Casino rivals set to show hands

Macau                International Herald Tribune
Macau casino operator hires executive from rival Las Vegas Sands
Frank McFadden, who until recently was COO of Venetian Macau Ltd.

Las Vegas                Yahoo/AP & Reuters
Wynn Swings to 3Q Profit on Gain
Wynn profit jumps on gain, but lags analysts' view

Las Vegas                Yahoo/Business Wire
Wynn Resorts, Limited Reports Third Quarter Results

Rhode Island                Yahoo/Business Wire
Harrah's Entertainment Statement on Outcome of Rhode Island

Nottingham & London                The Scotsman & Ananova
Gaming group Gala in bid for the Tote
Betting Group In Tote Offer

Additional headlines...
Betfair matches $4m on Melbourne Cup
IndigoVision wins key US casino contract - Florida & Scotland
Empire boss hikes holding, JJB's Whelan sells

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