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Archive 2006: 22nd - 30th September

Saturday 30th, September

U.S. - Internet Gambling legislation...
Internet Gambling, Port Deals Reached - Washington Post
Congress approves Internet gambling ban bill - Reuters
Congress OKs Port Security Bill - L.A. Times
Congress Passes Curbs on U.S. Payments to Online Gaming Sites - H.R. 4954

Las Vegas             In Business Las Vegas - Liz Benston
Dealers turn to little-known union - International Union of Gaming Employees

Las Vegas - Gaming Investments             In Business Las Vegas - Liz Benston
In Business Q and A - Bill Lerner, gaming stock analyst, Deutsche Bank

Las Vegas             In Business Las Vegas - Richard Velotta
Las Vegas slot lab tests for rest of world - Gaming Laboratories International

Sportingbet - Peter Dicks release...
New York
New York judge sets free former Sportingbet chairman - The Guardian
Why don't online gambling executives want to go to the US ? - The Guardian
Sportingbet exec freed - N.Y. Post

Macau             Destination Macau - Brief reports
Incomes rise in Macau
Macau’s unemployment rate drops to 3.9% 

Paris             Reuters & LFP - Press release
French league suspends publicity for online betting
Jeux et paris en ligne

Additional headlines...
Man Gambling On Street Accused Of Cheating, Fatally Shot - Philadelphia
Another salvo fired at casinos - South Africa
Casino Arizona raises ante with Suns sponsorship - Phoenix, Arizona

Videos & Multi-Media...
Gutshot on BBC News - The Skill v's Luck defence
Illegal Slot Machines Spreading in Missouri

Friday 29th, September
Selected gaming stocks   Asia  Europe   U.S.
Macau Success
Leisure & Gaming
Boyd Gaming
Melco International
Party Gaming
Isle of Capri
ebet Ltd.
Station Casinos
Progressive Gaming
Links to quotes at Yahoo Finance

New York             Yahoo UK/AFX & Reuters
British gambling exec gets to go home
New York court drops Sportingbet ex-exec case

London             Yahoo UK/Sharecast
Tote bid rejected by government

Moscow             The Moscow Times
Gambling Operators Are Warned
Report from EELEX presently being held at the Crocus Centre in Moscow.

Macau             MSN Money/AP
Macau Opens Its 2nd Casino in a Month
The Grand Waldo Casino and Hotel has had it grand opening in Macau following a soft opening in May. The property has 100 tables and 334 slots on the main gaming floors and an additional 68 tables in the VIP rooms.

Estonia             Baltic Business News - REGISTRATION REQUIRED
Olympic Casino confirms its intention to list itself
Olympic Casino Group prepares IPO

New York             Yahoo/AFX
Sportingbet's former chief's hearing suspended
Former Sportingbet Chairman Peter Dicks will learn today if he will be extradited to Louisiana.

Brownsville, Texas & Nuevo Progreso, Mexico             Browsville Herald
Harlingen businessman sells interests in Mexican casinos

Hollywood & Tampa, Florida             The Miami Herald
Seminoles, partner battle over big bucks

Pretoria, South Africa             S.A. Sunday Times
Gambling revenue increases 16%

Arizona             Arizona Daily Star
Casinos bring surge of funds to tribes, Arizona

ukbetting plc - Acquisition of The Ritz Club London Online

South Africa             Independent Online & iAfrica
Board admits 'casino may be laundering money'
The casino and Uncle Tito row

Additional headlines...
Judge postpones prison for Abramoff - Florida
Porn, gambling, liquor companies slapped for soliciting minors - Utah
Scouts track casinos' play - Investors get early preview - Mississippi
EHC endorses extending smoking ban to casino floors - New Jersey
Casino Boat Weakness ? - Myrtle Beach

Casino link to Posh future move - Peterborough, U.K.
Hatters take a gamble on casino idea - Luton, U.K.

Videos & Multi-Media...
Daniel Negreanu - Interview at the 2005 WSOP: Part I Players Network
Daniel Negreanu - Interview at the 2005 WSOP: Part II Players Network
Learn to Play Craps - Instructional video from the Sahara L.V.

Thursday 28th, September
Selected gaming stocks   Asia  Europe   U.S.
Macau Success
Empire Online
Magna Entertainment
Melco International
Sporting Bet
Ameristar Casino
eSun Holdings
Party Gaming
WMS Industries
Woojyun (S. Korea)
Top Ten Holdings
Trump Entertainment
Links to quotes at Yahoo Finance

Colorado Springs    & Yahoo/AP
Century Casinos Closes Transaction to Sell Interest in Gauteng, S.A. Project
Century Casinos Closes $5.7M Sale of Interests in South African Development

Italy to Legalize and Regulate Online Poker and Gambling - No sources or quotes.

New York             Reuters
Sportingbet ex-chairman's hearing postponed

William Hill U.S. bet ban...
William Hill bars US online bets - The Independent
Legal crackdown forces William Hill to say all US online casino bets are off
William Hill halts online betting in America - Daily Telegraph
Comment: Being arrested on US soil is now a game of chance
U.S. Lawmakers apparently have 58 British executives on the wanted list.

Singapore             Business Times
Genting's casino ace: Universal Studios in Singapore

Macau & Las Vegas             L.A. Times
Magnate Bets on Asian Casinos

Johannesburg             Business Day
Phumelela earnings up 29%

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina             Myrtle Beach Sun
Casino boats offer per-passenger fee to county

Cyberscan Technology Inc - Interim results for the six months ended 30 June
Cyberscan Technology Inc - Appointment of New Chief Executive Officer

Rhode Island             Providence Journal
Dueling studies: Supporters foresee tax relief

Additional headlines...
Elvis-A-Rama Museum Closes -

Videos & Multi-Media...
Rainbow Six Vegas - Released November 2006
Steve & Elaine Wynn -  New Year's Eve 95-96 Access Vegas
Steve Wynn's Bellagio plans - New Year's Eve 94-95 Access Vegas

Wednesday 27th, September
Selected gaming stocks   Asia  Europe   U.S.
eSun Holdings
Paddy Power
Melco International
Magna Entertainment
Macau Success
Empire Online
Shuffle Master
Links to quotes at Yahoo Finance

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania             Yahoo/Reuters & Pittsburgh Tribune-Review/AP
Pennsylvania grants licenses for racetrack slots
Pa. regulators approve first slots licenses
Harrah's Entertainment. Harrah's Chester Casino & Racetrack
Penn National Gaming. Penn National Race Course
Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority. Pocono Downs
Washington Trotting Association Inc. The Meadows Racetrack & Casino
Greenwood G&E Holding Inc. Philadelphia Park Casino

Las Vegas & Macau             Yahoo/PRNewswire
Las Vegas Sands Corp. Starts Construction on Remaining Cotai Strip(TM) Properties - Cotai Strip model.

Croatia & New York             Yahoo/Business Wire
Trans World Corporation Signs a Management Agreement for a New Casino and Nightclub In Split, Croatia

London    - Niall O'Connor
Betfair reports 36% revenue growth

Generaldirektor Leo Wallner wechselt 2007 in Casino-Aufsichtsrat
In 2007 Casinos Austria Chairman Leo Wallner will step down. Karl Stoss has been chosen as his successor.

London             Daily Telegraph & CNN/Reuters
William Hill pulls US gaming operations
William Hill halts U.S. betting

Hong Kong & Phnom Penh, Cambodia             China Knowledge
NagaCorp receives approval for HK IPO

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania             Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Casino smoking gets panel approval - Law would override any municipal bans

Knokke, Belgium             Provinciale Zeeuwse Courant
Onrust over bouw casino Knokke
Debate over the construction size and height of the new premises for Casino Knokke.

Singapore & Orlando, Florida             The Malaysian Star
Genting International, Universal Studios plan theme park if they win Singapore casino bid

William Hill Plc. - Cessation of United States gaming business

Louisiana             Yahoo UK/Reuters
U.S. state issues warrants for Sportingbet staff - FT
Sportingbet finance chief expects U.S. arrest warrant

London             The Independent & Reuters
Online gambling chiefs hit by fresh arrest warning
Ritz Club closes gaming Web site
The Barclay brothers owned Ritz Club on Piccadilly has closed it's Internet gaming website with immediate effect.

Sydney & Charlotte, N.C.             The Melbourne Age /AAP
Aristocrat lifts its stake in PokerTek

Ubet2win plc - Interim Financial Results for the period ended 30 June 2006

Singapore             The Electric NewPaper
He dashes parents' dreams to play poker - 12th to 17th November, 2006.

Additional headlines...
Online Gambling Search Syndication Deal with Network
Father jailed for spending boss’ money in casino - Cyprus.

Videos & Multi-Media...
Two for the Money - Trailer ROO TV
PA - Slot machine gambling latest (Very brief)

Tuesday 26th, September
Selected gaming stocks   Asia  Europe   U.S.
eSun Holdings
Wynn Resorts
Shun Tak Holdings
Empire Online
Las Vegas Sands
Melco International
Harrah's Entertainment
Sky City Entertainment
World Gaming
Links to quotes at Yahoo Finance

Louisiana             MSN Money/
Enforcing Louisiana's ban on online gambling
Interesting look at how Sportingbet's Chairman Peter Dicks was singled out in Louisiana's quest to enfore it's online gambling laws.

Las Vegas             Yahoo/PRNewswire
GWIN Serves Multiple Plaintiffs in Patent Infringement Lawsuit - Damage Claims May Total in Millions of Dollars
Most definately an "only in America" story - 449,931

Guildford             Cobham News & Mail
Stepfather's stolen cash used to fund gambling - An ex-casino manager.

Atlanta             Yahoo/PRNewswire
Bluff Magazine's Poker Player of The Year Race Heats Up

Las Vegas & London             Yahoo/Reuters
Harrah's extends offer for UK's London Clubs

British casino plans...
Coventry           icCoventry
Casino film gets Labour showing
Coventry Council have made a DVD and are showing it to Labour party members at their conference in Manchester.

Canterbury, Kent 
Council halts casino application
Canterbury Council has withdrawn it's application to the CAP after 75% of 2,700 questionaire respondents were found to be against the plan.

Blackpool           The Blackpool Citizen
Casino bid sees investor surge
The prospect of Blackpool being awarded the regional casino license appears to be triggering a mini property boom in the town.

Moscow           Moscow Times
Hotel Preserves Pioneer Spirit Through Turtles and Casinos

Macau & Hong Kong           Hong Kong Standard & China Knowledge
Ho plans HK unit for $15b casino listing
Ho rivalry deepens as Winnie lawyer barred
Stanley Ho’s sister to file new lawsuit against SJM listing

Atlantic City           The Star-Ledger
It's no mirage: Vegas' Wynn again drawn to Atlantic City
Could Steve Wynn be looking to re-enter the New Jersey market with a Wynn Atlantic City ?

Las Vegas           Yahoo/Business Wire
Progressive Gaming International to Defend Claim Filed by Paltronics

Chicago           PRNewswire
Paltronics Inc. Files Patent Infringement Suit Against PGI and Mikohn
Gaming device video display system - U.S. Patent No. 7,008,324

York           ThisisYork
Council clampdown on pub poker nights

London & Cyprus           Yahoo/Sharecast & The Times
Empire Online still cautious on trading
Empire Online signals deal freeze

Costa Rica           Inside Costa Rica/Miami Herald
Costa Rica's Lax Laws Shield Online Gambling Industry

Additional headlines...
Internet poker addiction can enslave players, ruin their lives
Fallsview Casino Resort to host the WPT Canadian Open in October
WPT Enterprises, Inc. Appoints Scott Friedman as Chief Financial Officer
'Mob Museum' wants display that can't be refused - Las Vegas
Robbers Snatch $1.9M From Greek Casino - Mont Parnes, CIT robbery.
Casino's crown princes - Casino related bonuses at PBL.

Videos & Multi-Media...
Crown Casino and Entertainment Complex Corporate Video Google Video

Monday 25th, September
Selected gaming stocks   Asia  Europe   U.S.
Aristocrat Leisure
Shuffle Master
Golden Resorts
Magna Entertainment
Melco International
Gaming VC Holdings
Ameristar Casinos
Woojyun (S. Korea)
Leisure & Gaming
Links to quotes at Yahoo Finance

London           The Guardian
3, 4, 5, 6, 7 ... the poker hand that won Guardian writer £½ million
Victorious Coren! -
Why having a 'big pair' helps - The Sun

Sydney & London           Sydney Morning Herald & West Australian
Packer sells UK casino stake to PBL
Packer sale clears decks for PBL thrust into European casinos

London & Antigua           Daily Telegraph & The Times
US online gambling crackdown hits World Gaming
World Gaming directors resign
US arrest fears spark gambling departures

Toronto & Dublin  & CBC
CryptoLogic Selects Ireland for its Global Headquarters
CryptoLogic to move HQ to 'gaming friendly' Ireland

Manchester & Nicosia, Cyprus           Yahoo/PRNewswire
Playtech Builds Official Manchester United Gaming Site

Sydney           Reuters & Bloomberg
Australia's PBL to expand online, gaming interests
Publishing & Broadcasting to Expand Online, in U.K.
PBL will pay A$91.8 million for the 46% stake in Aspinall's club and Aspers provincial operations presently held by James Packer.

Macau           Destination PRD
Competition good for business: Stanley Ho 
More to Macau than gaming, says chief executive

Macau           China Knowledge
Stanley Ho may spin off 4 units for IPO

London & Netherlands Antilles  & Reuters
Leisure and Gaming plc - Interim results for the six months ended 30 June 2006
Leisure & Gaming warns on betting margins

Gaming VC Holdings S.A. - Interim Results

Fairground Gaming Holdings plc -  Interim Results: Spin Palace acquisition benefits showing

London & Las Vegas           Business Wire
Cyberview to Supply Ladbrokes with 4,000 Additional Next Generation Server-Based Gaming Machines

London & Croatia 
Cubus Lux plc - Interim Results
Cubus Lux H1 loss widens, fails to meet forecasts

Seoul           The Korea Herald
Seoul denies reports of U.S. pressure - Official dismisses any attempt to open up gambling sector

Vancouver  Sun
Vancouver's other billionaire - Calvin Ayre: King of Internet gambling won't set foot in U.S.
Excellent and well researched article abot the business career of Calvin Ayre or Cole Turner as he mysteriously called himself in the early 2000's..

Glasgow           The Glasgow Herald
Paisley makes its bid for new casino

Additional headlines...
Ex-boss of UK gaming firm seeks jail transfer - Nigel Potter, former CE of Wembley.
Actors dress as tramps to fight gambling - Moscow
Man kills girlfriend while pair in casino's parking lot - Louisiana
Las Vegas Valley Growth Pushes Up Against a Pig Farm and Idealistic Farmer
Microgaming Operator Goes Crazy for Mahjong

Videos & Multi-Media...
Destination Macau - Ep 1. Wynn Macau Grand Opening Google
2005 WSOP Interview with Founder Calvin Ayre Google/PN
Las Vegas - Casino & Hotel Left over food - Yuk ! Yahoo/AP

Sunday 24th, September

Las Vegas           Las Vegas Sun
Jeff Simpson on how Harrah's massive project at Center Strip is going to take more planning than originally thought

London  - recent stories
McIver risks invoking Department of Justice's wrath
Svenska Spel plays a winning hand

Vienna           The Business Online
Detained CEOs offer gaming EU solution

France           Betting Market - Niall O'Connor - OPINION
Future uncertain for French gambling monopoly

Belgrade, Serbia  
Serbia: Two European casinos eye Belgrade

Connecticut           Norwich Bulletin
Casinos' rivalry becomes one-sided

Casino Royale - St. Petersburg, Florida - CORRECTED LINKS
St. Petersburg Times & Tampa Tribune
Casino ship owner settles pay dispute - 22nd September
Casino Crew Will Be Paid - 23rd September
Casino Boat Faces Deadline - 22nd September
Casino Ship Crew Wants Pay - 19th September

Saipan & Tinian, C.N.M.I.           Saipan Tribune
'Tinian casino investor moving forward'
San Nicolas appeals vs Saipan casino

Gambling Machines Destroyed

Pennsylvania slot legislation....
Coalition opposes casinos - Daily American
Table games may be in the cards for Pa. - Delaware Online
Pennsylvania set to license first slot parlors this week -

New Jersey           Ashbury Park Press
More casinos planned in booming Atlantic City

Elko, Nevada           Elko Daily Free Press/AP
Red Lion sale OK’d by gamers

Additional headlines...
‘Haven for criminals’ - Northern Cyprus
In Macau: A Wynne-Win situation - Blogger News Network
Tribe enjoying its lower-key success - California. Casino San Pablo.
Seminole Hard Rock Casino is betting on 'goodwill' - California
Ace of Conmen - Poker shark on Lam from N.J

Saturday,  23rd September

Paris & Frankfurt           The Business Online
German crackdown raises the stakes for internet gambling
The latest warning to executives of online betting companies comes from the German states of Hesse and Bavaria.

London           The Independent
Private Investor: I'm putting my money on the gambling habit
I thought this story was a joke at first. It's not, the company began trading on AIM on the 13th September. - Alexa 595,940

South Africa  Mail
INTERNET GAMBLING. State must raise or fold

Las Vegas 
Fire at Las Vegas' Venetian Hotel

St. Petersburg, Florida            St. Petersburg Times
Casino ship owner settles pay dispute - The Casino Royale

New Orleans            Yahoo Business Wire
Harrah's New Orleans Opens New 450-Room Hotel

U.K.            Daily Telegraph
When Fred Done was relieved to lose £1.5m
On September 28th 2006 it will be the 10th anniversary of Frankie Dettori's 'Magnificent Seven' at Ascot.

Gaming Investments            In Business Las Vegas - Liz Benston
Station, Wynn expect many happy returns

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania            Delaware Online/AP
Casino ends its bid for Pa. slot license - Boyd Gaming

Indiana            NW Indiana Times
Slot manufacturer hits jackpot with this 'Deal'
Konami Gaming Inc. and Atronic announce OEM agreement

London            icWales/Western Mail
Pubs hit the jackpot over gaming machines tax

Carson City, Nevada            Yahoo/Primezone
FortuNet Wins Nevada Gaming Commission Approval to Operate Mobile Gaming Devices and Provides Third Quarter Guidance

Elko. Nevada            Las Vegas Sun/AP
Management firm gets state go-ahead to operate 3 Elko casinos

Additional headlines...
Wind-damaged banner on casino prompts closure of Las Vegas Strip - LVS/AP

Videos & Multi-Media...
Lucky You - Trailer | Warner Bros.
chip tricks 101 with Dutch Boyd

Friday,  22nd September
Selected gaming stocks   Asia  Europe   U.S.
SkyCity Ent.
Harrah's Ent
Aristocrat Leisure
Empire Online
Station Casinos
Woojyun (S. Korea)
Wynn Resorts
Empire Ent. Group
Gaming VC Hold.
Progressive Gaming
Links to quotes at Yahoo Finance

Las Vegas           Las Vegas Sun - 20th Sept
Legal dueling over Web site domain - Harrah's wants for poker series

Las Vegas & Macau           LA Times - Vegas Blog
Steve Wynn Lets the Dogs Out
KNPR - Interview Steve Friess

Las Vegas           Las Vegas Review-Journal
Wynn dealers sue over tip policy

Vancouver  Sun
Playing cat and mouse with authorities - Vancouver's Internet gaming king

New York 
Casino mogul hits No. 3 on wealth list - Adelson climbs 12 spots, trails Gates, Buffett in latest Forbes rankings

The 400 Richest Americans...with casino or gaming interests
#3 Sheldon Adelson - Las Vegas Sands
#24 Carl Icahn - American Real Estate Partners, Stratosphere etc...
#26 Kirk Kerkorian - MGM MIRAGE
#94 Donald John Trump - Trump Entertainment.
#107 Stephen A Wynn - Wynn Resorts
#197 Ruth Parasol - Party Gaming (A rare photeo included)
#197 J Russell DeLeon - Party Gaming
#197 Edward P Roski Jr - Silverton. Las Vegas
#278 Phillip Ruffin - New Fontier. Las Vegas
#322 William Samuel Boyd - Boyd Gaming

London           Business Week/AP
Sportingbet still keen on U.S. expansion

London & Missouri           The Times & Gambling911/St. Louis Post-Dispatch
BetOnSports aims to negotiate
BetOnSports tries to negotiate a settlement

Great Yarmouth           Evening
70 bids for Yarmouth casino site

London           Yahoo
Cyberscan Technology Inc - Contract Win
4,000 FOBT's for Ladbrokes estate bring their total orders this year  to 7,000.

London           Christian Today & Church of England
Church of England calls for gambling adverts to carry health warnings
Church questions proposals for gambling advertisements
The Regulation of Non-broadcast and Broadcast Advertising of Gambling

Additional headlines...
Another Gamble for Online Betting
Racino boss sure of success - Wolverhampton
Gibraltar decision a relief for online gaming firms
MotorCity plans to lay off 130 workers - Detroit
Death threats emerge in acid killing trial - Melbourne

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