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Archive 2006: 8th - 14th October

Saturday, 14th October 

Delaware             Delaware Online
Casinos deal blackjack by another name - Delaware's new multiplayer 'video lottery' replicates real thing
Shuffle Master's Table Master product. Apparently it's not Blackjack, it's a video lottery !

Online Satellite Winners 'Most Likely Not' Accepted For 2007 WSOP

The Bahamas & South Florida             Sun-Sentinel
Hotel company CEO remembered as 'world class'

Butch Kerzner
Howard Brett Kerzner, 42, Dies; Led Global Resort Developer.
The Times & New York Times Obituary's

Trinidad & Tobago    & Radio Jamaica
PM still opposes gambling
Trinidad PM stands firm in mission to phase out gambling industry

U.S. Internet gaming legislation - Reaction
US bans internet gambling - Aljazeera
Web gambling sites keep advertising, despite crackdown - Las Vegas Sun/AP
Will ban end Internet gambling? Don’t bet on it - MSNBC
Lots of misinformation leading up to President signing of internet gambling bill
Austria's bwin halts U.S. gaming business after ban - Tiscali/Reuters
Online gambling groups flee US law - The Times
Washington             Washington Post
New Law Cripples Internet Gambling - Banks Are Barred From Handling Transactions

London             The Guardian
Sportingbet faces £300m loss in retreat from US
Guardian Special Report - Gambling

Guam             Guam PDN
Prop B benefits Guam Greyhound, not Guam
Reject: Allowing legalized slot machines not in Guam's best interest

Mississippi             Yahoo/
Silver Slipper Casino Announces Opening Date

Israel & Isle of Man             The Guardian
RBS heads for row with offshore poker website

London             Daily Telegraph & London Evening Standard
Dome super-casino plans rocked by addiction study
Crime, bankruptcy, suicide: coming to a Dome near you

Ontario & Florida   
Magna Entertainment Announces the Award of a Gaming License for Gulfstream Park

Additional headlines...
Al Fayed holds talks with MGM Mirage on Vegas casino deal
Lauth sues electrical contractor over casino work - Indiana

Videos & Multi-media
Online Gambling Banned Fox News
Online poker will make its case - Mike Sexton, Annie Duke. CNBC
Don't bet on online gambling ending MSNBC
New Law Restricts Online Poker Casinos CBS News
EU crackdown on web gambling BBC News

Friday, 13th October
Selected gaming stocks  Asia Europe   U.S.
Aristocrat Leisure
London Clubs
Penn National
Isle of Capri
Party Gaming
World Poker Tour
Links to quotes at Yahoo Finance

Saarland, Germany   
Casino upgrades its gaming machine locks to prevent thefts on the gaming floors

Safe Accountability For Every Port Act of 2006
London & Washington
British Gaming Companies Cash in Their Chips - ABC Local/AP
Online Bet Firms Sell U.S. Operations -
Bush signs bill on port security, online gambling - Washington Post/Reuters

British listed companies: Financial & press releases...
PartyGaming Plc - Suspension of real money gaming to US customers
Betcorp Limited - Further statement regarding U.S. operations -
Empire Online Limited - U.S. legislation update
Leisure & Gaming plc - Sale of all US facing operating assets
Excapsa Software Inc. - Statement re press commentary
World Gaming plc - Appointment of administrator and director resignations
32Red Plc - Strategic update

Vienna, Austria             IHT/AP & Bwin
Austria's bwin blocks U.S. residents from "real money" games
US SAFE Port Act von Präsident George W. Bush unterzeichnet

Las Vegas             Yahoo/Reuters
Plans for Harrah's unknown as sale talks draw on

Kuala Lumpur             Business Times
Genting gets US$1.5b loan pledge for Singapore casino bid

Las Vegas    (4th October) & Card Player
Taping Of 'High Stakes Poker, Season Three' Set For Next Week
High Stakes Poker Season III Filmed at South Coast & Card Player report that the third series of High Stakes Poker was taped at the South Coast Casino in Las Vegas on the 11th & 12th October.

Sportingbet U.S. markets departure
London & Antigua
Sportingbet Sells US Business For $1
Sportingbet sells US division for $1 - Daily Telegraph
Sportingbet sells US ops for $1 - Yahoo UK/Sharecast
Sportingbet exits U.S. by selling out for $1 - Yahoo UK/Reuters
UK Firms Sells Online Gaming Side - Yahoo/Sky Business News
The sale is to a company called Jazette Enterprises Limited who are apparently "existing managers and a group of private investors."

Sportingbet Plc - Disposal of US Operations

Santo Domingo & The Bahamas             The Independent &
Businessman behind Dome casino plan is killed in helicopter crash
Kerzner crash: What went wrong

London & Gibraltar   
32Red Plc - Strategic update

London & Caribbean             Yahoo India/Reuters & MSNBC
Online casinos moving to Caribbean after U.S. ban
Will ban end Internet gambling? Don’t bet on it

Singapore             Yahoo/Reuters
CapitaLand sticks to casino bid after Kerzner death

Las Vegas             L.V. Business Press
Tourist gaming take up but local resorts are soft
Visitor numbers up, convention visitors boost August

Melbourne, Australia    Telegraph
Lawyers swoop on Tatts' secrets
Tattersall's history at Wikipedia

Videos & Multi-media
Internet gambling ban forces Sportingbet to sell its United States business for one dollar. Verizon Business
All bets could be off for Online gambling
Gaming firms exit US for $1 BBC News

Thursday, 12th October
Selected gaming stocks  Asia Europe   U.S.
Empire Resorts
Las Vegas Sands
eBet Limited
Party Gaming
Pinnacle Ent.
Links to quotes at Yahoo Finance

Israel & London ?             Yahoo UK/Reuters
PokerStars says poker eludes U.S. ban
 Poker Stars appears to be prepared to play the Skill card !

Gaming Investments             MarketWatch
Regulatory worries loom over bid for Harrah's

Brussels             The Guardian
European Commission threatens legal action on gambling

Ontario & Malta    & Bloomberg
Excapsa Software Inc. - Sale of all operating assets
Excapsa to Sell Assets, Scrap Listing on U.S. Gaming Crackdown

Moscow             The Moscow Times
Odds Are Good for Foreign Casinos
In depth article with comments from the major players. Storm International and Rizio Entertainment have both called off their IPO's because of the present uncertainty.

Santo Domingo             Dominican Today
Hotel tycoon Kerzner dies in helicopter crash in Dominican Republic
Dominican authorities probe casino tycoon’s death in air crash

Moscow            Casino Life Magazine - Glyn Thomas
New Russian Gaming Law in full
An English translation of the "Federal Law on the State Regulation of Gaming Business" presented to the Russian State Duma by President Putin last week.

Butch Kerzner Helicopter death
Dominican Republic & The Bahamas
Casino tycoon dies in helicopter crash - The Times
Casino CEO Kerzner dies in crash - CNN/Reuters
Dome casino tycoon killed in helicopter crash - London Evening Standard
Butch Kerzner, Kerzner CEO, Dies in Helicopter Crash - Bloomberg
Kerzner CEO killed in helicopter accident - Channel News Asia
Howard "Butch" Kerzner, CEO of Kerzner International was killed along with three other occupants when his helicopter crashed yesterday into a building near Puerto Plata in the Dominican Republic.
Yahoo/AP News Images - Kerzner

Singapore & The Bahamas             Yahoo/Reuters
CapitaLand sticks to casino bid after Kerzner death

London             Yahoo/Reuters
Barclays and RBS warn gaming clients on U.S. - source

London, Madrid & Bogota Columbia             Yahoo UK/Business Wire
Cyberview Teams with International Operator, Codere to Convert Legacy Gaming Machines in Colombia

London             Yahoo/PRNewswire
Sportingbet plc twice voted best in the business at the 2006 eGaming Awards

Virgin Casino Takes its Players on a Trip Down the Nile With the Launch of Premium Slot Game, Cleopatra(R)

London & Antigua             The Times
Suitors bid for Sportingbet's US trade

London & Spain             The Times
British firms bet on Spanish move

Australia & London    & Yahoo UK/Reuters
Betcorp Limited - Statement regarding U.S. Operations
Betcorp says to quit U.S. after online gaming ban - A variety of U.S. facing casinos and sportsbooks.

Additional headlines...
PartyGaming’s India unit to be hit - India

Videos & Multi-media
Suspect Dead After Leading Cops On Chase To Casino - LA
Slot Machines Arrive At New Pennsylvania Casino CBS4 Denver

Wednesday, 11th October
Selected gaming stocks  Asia Europe   U.S.
Tabcorp Holdings
Isle of Capri
Melco International
Progressive Gaming
Ainsworth G.T
Leisure & Gaming
Wynn Resorts
Trump Resorts
Links to quotes at Yahoo Finance

Atlantic City, New Jersey             Yahoo/Reuters
Atlantic City Sept. casino winnings rise 9.2%
Table game growth at 11.8% was ahead of slots at 8.2%. The overall Table/Slot win ratio remains at 27/73%

London & Antigua             Yahoo/Sharecast
Sportingbet in talks to sell US business

Los Angeles             Yahoo/PRNewswire
WORLD POKER TOUR(R) Unveils Revolutionary WPT Academy(TM)

Las Vegas & Macau             Yahoo/PRNewswire
VendingData(TM) Joins the Asian Gaming Technology Alliance

Macau             Forbes/AFX
HK-listed Melco says Macau has approved PBL's gaming license transfer to jv

Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago             Trinidad Express
Casino owners bid for deal with Govt

New York & Las Vegas             New York Times
Equity Firms Raise Bid for Harrah’s
Apollo Management Group and the Texas Pacific Group's bid is now up to $15.5 billion valuing Harrah's at between $83 and 84 a share.

Macau Tourists Gain by 14 Percent During China's Golden Week

Singapore:  Sentosa Island Request for proposals
Genting Gets $1.5 Billion Loan for Singapore Sentosa Casino Bid - Bloomberg
Genting bets big on Sentosa - Channel News Asia
PBL makes $4.7b bid for Singapore casino - Melbourne Age/aap
Packer joins casino pitch - Hong Kong Standard
Bids are in for Singapore casino - IHT/Bloomberg

Moscow & Johannesburg             Business Report &
Sun plans to build casino in Russia
Sun International says to build casino in Russia

Australia & Tasmania    & ABC News
Controversial Betfair launched
Packer 'delighted' with Betfair performance
James Packer who yesterday was in Singapore, attended the official opening of Betfair Australia located at the Glenorchy Technopark in Hobart, Tasmania.

Carson City, Nevada             Las Vegas Review-Journal/AP
Top Nevada casino regulator likely to get rare third term

Online Sports Betting   ,, will continue to serve US customers

Additional headlines...
Horseshoe outpaces NWI competitors - Indiana.
Detroit casinos profit from Windsor's losses - Michigan & Ontario, Canada.
Yonkers "Casino" at Gate - New York 1,870 Video Slots.

Videos & Multi-media
Casinos win big in August - Nevada. Very brief

Tuesday, 10th October
Selected gaming stocks  Asia Europe   U.S.
Shun Tak Holdings
GameTech Int.
Genting International
Fairground Gaming
WMS Gaming
Int. All Sports
BetonUSA (Germany)
Chartwell Tech
Global Approach
Fireone Group
Bally Tech
Links to quotes at Yahoo Finance

Las Vegas & Delaware             Nortwest Indiana Time/Bloomberg
Harrah's sued by shareholders

Brussels             European Parliament
MEPs plan to question Commission on the future of gambling in Europe

Carson City, Nevada             Yahoo/Reuters & Las Vegas Sun/AP
Nevada August gambling revenue up 7.5%
Nevada casinos have record August, win $1.06 billion

Sydney & Singapore             Sydney Morning Herald
PBL back in bid for Asian casino

New York & Newcastle              MSN Money/Primezone
Electronic Game Card Signs First United Kingdom Casino

Johannesburg & Moscow   
Sun International to build casino in Russia

Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago    & Trinidad Express
Casinos, clubs still rolling the dice
A crippling move for Tobago: Hotel association on PM's casino constraint

Antigua & London             Yahoo/Reuters & Antigua Sun
Sportingbet downsizing unlikely after U.S. ban -paper
Payne speaks on US gaming policy
Sportinbget CEO Nigel Payne interview with the Antigua Sun.

Singapore Sentosa Island - Request for proposals
RFP For Integrated Resort On Sentosa Comes To A Successful Close
• Eighth Wonder 
• Genting International and Star Cruises
• Kerzner International and CapitaLand
Singapore casino proposal from Melco-PBl, Eighth Wonder worth $3.5 billion
Eighth Wonder Submits Singapore Casino License Bid - Bloomberg
Australia's Packer in surprise appearance as Singapore casino bids close
Eighth Wonder Submits Singapore Casino License Bid - Bloomberg
Three groups prepare bids for Singapore's 2nd casino - Reuters - Singapore Tourism Board

St. Louis, Missouri             PRNewswire
Agreement with Eighth Wonder Restructured; Eighth Wonder and Isle of Capri Add Melco PBL To Singapore Project

Montreal, Canada & Dublin, Ireland             Yahoo/Business Wire, Reuters &
Optimal Group's FireOne Group plc Subsidiary to Cease Certain U.S. Facing Operations
FireOne to block U.S. gamblers after ban
FireOne Group plc - Statement regarding U.S. Internet Gambling Legislation

iGaming & Betting
Web server threat deals a new blow to Sportingbet - The Guardian
World Gaming in fight for survival - Daily Telegraph
FireOne Group abandons US online gamblers

Blackpool             BBC Lancashire
Public 'could help casino race'

London             Yahoo/Sharecast &
Fairground Gaming to suspend US operation
Fairground Gaming Holdings Plc - Suspension of U.S. Operations

London & Netherlands Antilles   
Leisure & Gaming plc - US operations

Interactive Gaming Holdings Plc -  IGH customers to benefit from Betfair's services

Additional headlines...
Illegal casino to appeal asset forfeiture law - South Africa launches the newest addition to its casino game arsenal
NRI web casino founders lose over $1 bn - Anurag Dikshit & Vikrant Bhargava
Busted flush for online gambling - Australian IT

Videos & Multi-media
I-Gaming: Illegal And Thriving - Nigel Payne 60 minutes interview CBS - 17th Sept
Sex & Gambling - U.S. Interior Department Internet use Fox News

Monday, 9th October
Selected gaming stocks  Asia Europe   U.S.
Empire Resorts
Melco International
Shun Tak Holdings
Party Gaming
Shuffle Master
Woojyun (S.Korea)
World Gaming
Links to quotes at Yahoo Finance

Allentown, Pennsylvania             Yahoo/AP
First Pennsylvania Slots Casino Opens Nov. 14, Four More Licensed

Singapore             Bloomberg
Genting Aims to Be Among 3 Biggest Casino Operators

Online - Gaming Investments
PartyGaming falls from FTSE as Empire seeks refuge - Yahoo/Reuters
Empire plans to invest cash pile outside gaming - Yahoo/Reuters
Loopholes in US gaming ban could snare execs - IOL South Africa

Las Vegas             Las Vegas Sun - Liz Benston
A buyout of Harrah's could shuffle casino giant's focus
Liverpool & Malaysia: Stanley Leisure takeover

Genting secures control of Stanley Leisure
Channel News Asia
Genting stamps control over Stanley Leisure
Genting looks to be global gaming player
The Edge Daily
Malaysia's Genting confirms takeover of Stanley
Yahoo UK /AFP

Singapore - Sentosa Island bids
Singapore             Yahoo Singapore/AFP, & The Edge Daily
Vegas firm promises 'ace cards' for Singapore casino bid
Mark Advent's Eighth Wonder Asia.
Genting Strengthens Odds As Race For Sentosa Casino Enters Final Lap
Bet on Genting, say analysts

Moscow             ITAR-TASS
Gambling places to continue to be closed in Moscow
Another 315 gambling places to continue to be closed in Moscow

Macau             The Independent & L.A. Times Travel
Viva Macau! Asia's gambling capital
A new type of treasure island rises - 4 pages

Hong Kong & Macau    & Hong Kong Standard
Lui Che Woo Goes It Alone in Macao - Galaxy Entertainment
Bets rings in racing comeback - The HKJC now gives a 10% rebate to losing customers.
Cambodia bet - NagaCorp owned by Malaysian tycoon Chen Lip Keong.

London   & Yahoo/Reuters
Empire Online Limited - Board Change
Empire considers investing outside gaming
Lord Steinberg will be stepping down as Empire Online's Chairman. He also saw his company Stanley Leisure taken over by Genting International last week.

Isle of Man   
Betinternet Plc. - AGM Statement

London             Yahoo/Sharecast &
World Gaming suspended
World Gaming plc - Suspension of Trading
Sportingbet looks for loopholes to stay in the US - Daily Telegraph

Additional headlines...
Hefner bunnies out to play in casinoland's newest club - The Scotsman
Old fashioned bunnies at new Playboy Club - Reuters
1,300 people opt for "banned for life" casino program - Iowa
Maxim to carry monthly poker magazine

Videos & Multi-media
Pick-Up Truck Drives Through Miccosukee Resort - 6th October
Elvis Impersonator Breaks Pelvis On Parachute Jump - Ouch !
Playboy opens new club in Las Vegas CNBC
When Playboy Ruled The World Biography Channel

Sunday, 8th October

London             The Sunday Times, Mail on Sunday & Reuters
Labour bids to put UK at heart of online gambling
Government's plan to make UK capital of internet gambling
Britain may loosen Internet gambling law - paper

New Zealand   
US gambling bill threatens casino

U.S. Online Gambling legislation 
US Bill on Internet gambling: Morality or Protectionism ? - Jamaica Observer.
Time for gambling execs to shut the door on the US -
EDITORIAL: Internet gambling 'ban' - LVR-J Editorial.
Scottish gambling tycoons hit hardest as United States goes poker straight
Net gaming advisers who came up trumps - The Guardian
Online gaming firms consider legal challenge to US ban - The Guardian
A gamble against all the odds - The Times

London             The Times, Guardian & Sunday Business Post
Race is over for The Sportsman as £12m of cash runs out
The rise and fall of the Sportsman
British sports paper backed by Desmond ceases trading

U.K. Soccer betting             The Scotsman
Betting isn't always such risky business - Soccer betting coups
Forfar crisis leads to £3m bet sting - The Times 1st October.

London             ThisisMoney/The Mail on Sunday
Aspinall in poker club talks

U.S.             Las Vegas Review-Journal - Howard Stutz & Rod Smith
Gambling issues scarce on ballots - Rhode Island & Ohio
INSIDE GAMING: Wall Street expects big things in Macau

Nova Scotia, Canada             Chronicle Herald & CBC
N.S. leads way with Net Nanny software
Nova Scotia testing gambling blocker software - Nova Scotia Gaming Corporation. - Responsible Gambling Awareness Week 2006

Hong Kong & Cambodia              Hong Kong Standard - 7th October.
Tepid response to Cambodian casino offering
Malaysian Chen Lip Keong's NagaCorp operates Naga World in Phnom Penh.  Shares in the company are expected to start trading 19th October.

Sweden             The Local
Swedish government bets on open gambling market

Singapore             Yahoo Singapore/AFP
Three to roll dice for Singapore's second casino licence

Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago             Caribbean Net News &
Trinidad casino owners outraged over threats by government
Casinos are illegal

Additional headlines...
Poker party that wasn't quite what it seemed - London. The Guardian
Playboy deals new game in Las Vegas - Gaming Today

Videos & Multi-media
Playboy Club sneek peek
Interviews with Christie Hefner and Geoge Maloof.
Smashing the Money Ring
Agent J-2 (Ronald Reagan) busting the California Gambling boats.
TCM - 1939 Trailer
70% of Canadian teens participate in some form of gambling CBCNews/Yahoo
You Wanna Bet ? - Parody mobuzzTV

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