Casino and Gambling news stories from Aug 2007

Camelot promise a £250 million prize after they secure rights to run the lottery - Tuesday 7th of August 2007

Lottery operator Camelot will launch an unprecedented global prize draw with a jackpot of more than £250 million after it won the licence to run the game for another 10 years. CEO Dianne Thompson said she was "thrilled" the operator had been named t....


Slot machines to go - Tuesday 7th of August 2007

PRESIDENT GEORGE Maxwell Richards has signed legislation banning one of the most significant gambling activities in Trinidad and Tobago, slot machines. Once the legislation comes into force, it will be against the law for common gaming houses and pri....


Visimetrics win casino contract - Tuesday 7th of August 2007

Digital Video Recorders from Visimetrics have been installed at The Empire in London as part of a £15m casino refurbishment.The owners of the 55000 sq ft venue, London Clubs International, asked their own technical security department to install the....


Casino workers ready to fold em - Tuesday 7th of August 2007

Twenty years of Shelly Lambies working life has been at the Emerald Casino. Two decades ago, the then mother of young kids left the restaurant business to become a dealer at the Saskatoon casino, operated by Prairieland Park. After years of uncertai....


Betfair calls off all wagers on $7m tennis tie - Tuesday 7th of August 2007

Betfair yesterday refused to settle its wagers after the top seed, Nikolay Davydenko, retired following irregular betting patterns on his tennis match at the Poland Open in Sopot. After winning his first set against the Argentinian Martin Vassallo Ar....


Rock Fans Jam Casino Job Fair - Tuesday 7th of August 2007

In a parking lot at the Florida State Fairgrounds, people filtered purposefully from their cars into one of the larger, nondescript exhibition halls.Some came in suits. Others in T-shirts and shorts. Most wore something in between. Nearly everyone ha....


Shannon Elizabeth casino tantrum - Tuesday 7th of August 2007

VISITING American actor Shannon Elizabeth threw a tanty at the media and celebrity poker challenge being held at Crown.A flustered Elizabeth arrived at the poker room on Tuesday night, barking at organisers and in front of Australian poker king Joe H....


Council bosses unveil super-casino mega-plan - Tuesday 7th of August 2007

The Blackpool seafront maybe in for a changeView GalleryBLACKPOOL is pressing ahead with its supercasino dreams despite claims the Government has torn up proposals for Las Vegas-style gambling in the UK.An outline planning application for two huge ca....


World’s smallest independent state, Sealand, opens offshore casino - Tuesday 7th of August 2007

First official national casino opens onlineThe Principality of Sealand today announces the international opening of Sealandcasino.com, the first ever national online casino. Located six miles off the Eastern Shores of Great Britain, the world’s sma....


Casino workers still worried - Tuesday 7th of August 2007

Concerned casino workers are seeking a meeting with Prime Minister Patrick Manning to once and for all resolve issues relating to the regularisation or proposed elimination of the local gaming and gambling industry. The union representing the workers....