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Archive 2006: 1st - 7th September

Thursday,  7th September
Selected gaming stocks   Asia  Europe   U.S.
Party Gaming
Sportingbet (Suspended)
Bwin (BetandWin)
888 Holdings
World Poker Tour
World Gaming
Shuffle Master
Leisure & Gaming
Fireone Group
Dover Downs
Links to quotes at Yahoo Finance

Macau & Hong Kong              Yahoo Asia/AFP
Vegas tycoon Wynn poaches rival's VIP agent for Macau casino: report

London              Sportingbet - PRESS RELEASES - 7th September
Sportingbet Plc - Statement regarding Chairman
World Gaming possible offer

Sportinbet Plc - Peter Dicks arrest
London & New York
Sportingbet boss held in New York - The Times
Gambling company Sportingbet's chairman detained in U.S. - USA Today/AP
Sportingbet PLC chairman detained in NYC - Yahoo UK/AFX
Sportingbet says chairman detained in U.S. - CNN Money/Reuters
Sportingbet's Dicks Charged in Illegal Gambling Case - Bloomberg (Update 5)

London & Gibraltar              The Guardian & Sharecast
US online betting crackdown fails to dent PartyGaming profits
Update: PartyGaming results overshadowed by arrest

London & Gibraltar    
PartyGaming Plc - Interim results for the six months to 30 June 2006

Las Vegas              Yahoo/Business Wire
Shuffle Master, Inc. Reports Third Quarter Results

Sun blazes into RAH

Macau & Las Vegas              Yahoo/PRNewswire
Las Vegas Sands Enhances Macao Management Team With Several Promotions

Macau & Australia              The Australian
Macau casino bar good for PBL

 Additional headlines...
Playtech Limited - Statement Reference Share Price Movement
West Ham United Selects as Official Online Casino Partner Plc - Preliminary results for the year ended 28th May 2006
Caliente Goes Live with SportXction(R) System

Wednesday,  6th September

Macau              CNN/AP & Business Week
Gambling mogul Wynn opens Macau casino
Macao Set to Trump Las Vegas in Gambling Biz
Yahoo News Photos - Steve Wynn opens casino in Macau

Las Vegas              Las Vegas Sun - Liz Benston
Stardust takes care of its employees - New jobs or severance await hotel's rank-and-file workers

Goa, India    , & IBN Live
To Gamble or not to Gamble - That's the Question, not the Answer
Goa Government gives offshore casinos green signal
Go Goa! 10 casinos in the offing

Hamilton, Bermuda              The Royal Gazette - 6th & 7th September
Casino ship case adjourned
Owners of raided casino ship invited officials to inspect it before it arrived

Stanley Leisure - Genting International offer
New owner for casinos? - Blackpool Today

Additional headlines...
Paddy Power plc - Interim Results for the 6 Months Ended 30 June 2006
Stardust Casino in Las Vegas Will Close Its Doors Earlier Than Expected

Tuesday,  5th September

Vancouver, B.C.              CCN Matthews & Vancouver/B.C. press.
Paragon Gaming Purchases Edgewater Casino
Paragon Gaming buys Edgewater Casino
Paragon buys troubled casino

Goa, India              The Guardian, The Times of India & Navhind Times
Goa agrees to big growth in casinos
Goa set to become India's Las Vegas
BJP flays govt policy to allow more off-shore casinos

South Africa              Business Report
Peermont Global completes takeover, eyes more casinos

Victoria, Australia              The Australian
People Power to peg pokies

Macau              Reuters & Yahoo/AFP
Wynn opens Macau casino, dismisses glut fears
Vegas tycoon Wynn opens huge casino resort in Macau

Liverpool              The Guardian & The Times
Stanley bid heralds scramble for UK casinos
Malaysian investor makes approach for Stanley Leisure

Las Vegas              PRNewswire
Bally Technologies Announces Issuance of Wheel-Game Patent - Files Infringement Lawsuit Against International Game Technology

Additional headlines...
There's nothing sinister about our casinos' Labour link-up - Michael Riddy

Monday,  4th September

Las Vegas              Las Vegas Review-Journal
New UNLV center established to help gambling addicts - Funding comes from tax on slot machines
UNLV Problem Gambling Treatment Program - website unknown.

Macau              Yahoo/AP
American Billionaire Stephen Wynn to Opens $1 Billion Hotel-Casino in Macau on Wednesday

Stanley Leisure plc - Offer approach
Although not mentioned by name the bid is from Genting International.

London              Daily Mail
Fury as Dome owners advertise for casino croupiers

Additional headlines...
Sands Casino Hotel ripe for picking - by Pinnacle
Gangs run card gambling dens in Qatar homes
4 in family indicted as casino cheaters

Sunday,  3rd September

London & Las Vegas              Sunday Telegraph
Loveman's first hurrah

London              Yahoo/AFP
Stakes high for nation's first supercasino but are the cards marked ?

Macau              Las Vegas Review-Journal - Sonia Kolesnikov-Jessop
Big bets on Macau are big risk, some say

Las Vegas              Las Vegas Sun
Jeff Simpson says it's time for Nevada to look at a new triple-tiered tax for casinos

South Korea              Korea Times
Gambling Market Totaled W35 Trillion Last Year

Las Vegas              Las Vegas Sun - Liz Benston
Casinos no place for kids - Teens flock to the Strip; more tourists arrive with children in tow

Indian Gaming - San Diego, California              San Diego Union-Tribune
How loose are those slots? Only casinos know

Indian Gaming - California              San Bernadino Sun
Tribal casinos poised for a winning deal

California Card Clubs              The Daily Breeze
Battle royal ensued over proper poker

Saturday,  2nd September

Blackpool              Blackpool Today
Cricket legend's casino fears
Luck Be a Lady Tonight: Gambling - A Story of Triumph and Disaster
Former England Cricket captain Mike Atherton's book on the history of gambling will be published by Hodder & Stoughton on the 21st September.

London              The Independent, & Bloomberg
Rank to cut 240 jobs and shut its head office as smoking ban bites
Far from undegoing a boom. Attendance at Mecca Bingo halls has apparently been falling by 5 to 6% annually for the last few years.
Rank to Cut Bingo Jobs, Shut Head Office to End Slide

Regional casino news and debate...
Hitting the jackpot - The Guardian
Report reveals blight of supercasinos - Daily Mail. Certainly putting the boot in !
Doubt cast on casino benefits - icWales/Western Mail
Sports village jobs in spotlight - BBC Wales
Blackpool casino rival's millennium gauntlet - Blackpool Today
City still in running for first super casino - Stoke-on-Trent

Iowa & Washington              The Hawk Eye
Online gambling horrors told -Leach enlists former Iowa football star to help spur interest in bill

Mississippi              Yahoo/AP
Southern Gaming Summit Returning to Mississippi Gulf Coast

Reno, Nevada              Yahoo/PRNewswire
The Sands Regent Shareholders Approve Acquisition by Herbst

Hong Kong              Hong Kong Standard
Shangri-La net skyrockets on rise in visitors

Additional headlines...
Macao's GDP increases 16.3 percent in second quarter
Tribe sues casino CEO over severance package - Idaho. Coeur d'Alene Tribe.

Friday,  1st September
Selected gaming stocks   Asia  Europe   U.S.
Woojyun (South Korea)
Stanley Leisure
World Poker Tour
Genting International
Rank Group
Empire Resorts
Galaxy Ent.
GameTech Int.
Aristocrat Leisure
Dynasty Gaming (Canada)
Links to quotes at Yahoo Finance

Liverpool              icCheshire
Stanley open to offers as casino deal falls through

Cardiff Sports Village - Examination in Public...
Supercasino hearing opens in Cardiff - icWales Network
Cardiff presents super-casino bid - BBC Wales
Packer punts on casino bid - Australia's Herald Sun
We're objective, casino panel chief insists - icWales
'Massive support' for Newcastle’s 'super-casino' bid -
Sports Village and Cardiff regional casino - Artist impressions

Vancouver, B.C.              Globe & Mail - 30th August
Sale deals Edgewater Casino a new hand

Windsor, Ontario              Detroit News
Sports betting coming

London & Scotland              Reuters
Scottish smoking ban hits Rank

Cryptologic confirms previously announced Betfair exit

London & Scotland    
The Rank Group Plc - Interim Results for the six months ended 30 June 2006
Rank's interim report reveals the closure of "two loss making casinos". The Hard Rock casino in Manchester which opened to great fanfare in July 2002 has been shuttered, and the small Scarborough unit obviously couldn't compete against the new Opera House Casino.

Harrah's - London Clubs bid....
Biggest player in Las Vegas muscles into British casino deal - The Guardian
Caesar's Palace owner buys into British casinos - The Times
World's biggest casino company buys out UK operator - Daily Mail
Harrah's gambles on UK with London Clubs bid - The Independent
London Clubs chief shows how to play your cards right - Daily Telegraph

London              Daily Mail
Revealed: proof that Dome casino bid given easy ride over rivals

Sacramento, California              San Francisco Chronicle
EDITORIAL - Slot machine California
The Chronicle is critical of Governor Schwarzenegger's proposals that would create three of the largest Indian casinos in the U.S. with up to 7,500 slots each.

Sydney, Austalia     Herald Sun
Casino 'irresponsible' over $8m gambler
Night at casino led to $10.5 million theft

Iowa              Radio Iowa
Riverside Casino to open today

Las Vegas & Macau              Forbes/AFX
Las Vegas Sands plans huge investments in island resort off Macau

Calgary, Alberta              CCN Matthews
Chartwell Technology and Parlay Entertainment Agree to Merger

Additional headlines...
Labour can't decide whether to be a good governess or a reckless hedonist
Premier Issue of Poker Pro Europe Magazine Hits the Streets

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