Casino and Gambling news stories from Jul 2005

Merrill Lynch sees Singapore casinos costing RM18.89 billion - Tuesday 12th of July 2005

Intense competition among global gaming groups to develop Singapores two casino resorts will push the combined investment to about US$5 billion (RM18.89 billion), according to Merrill Lynch. The 12 bidding groups, which include major US players such ....


Casino under fire for tiger cub deaths - Tuesday 12th of July 2005

JUPITERS Casino on the Gold Coast, under fire over the deaths of two tiger cubs, was plunged deeper into controversy yesterday when a third and sole surviving cub died.The cub was the last of three baby tigers born in breach of Government permits to ....


For Coast, practical equals palatable - Tuesday 12th of July 2005

As restaurants with pricey menus become ever bigger profit centers for casinos, the Coast Casinos chain is choosing to stick to a tried-and-true strategy at its upcoming South Coast resort that will instead emphasize value and comfort over glamour.Ch....


Egypt Seeks 15 in Sharm El-Sheik Bombing - Tuesday 12th of July 2005

Police hunted at least 15 Islamic militants Wednesday for allegedly aiding the bombings in Sharm el-Sheik, and Egyptian officials said all were believed linked to another resort attack last fall while operating from a Sinai desert town. As it pressed....


Lotto operator’s mistake earns couple $532,000 - Tuesday 12th of July 2005

A slip up by a Lotto shop employee turned out to have a silver lining for an elderly Masterton couple when the "wrong" numbers won them $532,000. The couple won last Christmas, but have managed to keep it a secret. They agreed to tell the Times-Age p....


PokerNetwork signs with Gaming Corp - UKs no 1 gaming portal operator - Tuesday 12th of July 2005

PokerNetwork, the worlds third largest online poker network, owned by Swedish Ongame, has won the approval of Gaming Corporation ("Gaming Corp"), the United Kingdoms no 1 gaming portal operator. Gaming Corp and the Ongame-owned PokerNetwork have sign....


NWDA announces findings of Casinos Demand Study - Tuesday 12th of July 2005

The Northwest Regional Development Agency (NWDA), North West Regional Assembly (NWRA) and Government Office for the North West (GONW), are pleased to announce the completion of a joint study to assess the economic potential of casino development in t....


An apology is apropos in casino boats wake - Tuesday 12th of July 2005

Oh, heck, just for old times sake, lets ask the question one last time: Wheres the boat?The Ocean Jewel , that 450-foot, purple floating casino monstrosity in St. Petersburg, appears to have skipped town, not even a year after it finally showed up.Do....


Residents fury over casino plan - Tuesday 12th of July 2005

An all-night £1.5 million casino was back on the cards in Bearwood, prompting a crisis meeting among furious residents.Halesowen-based Blue Chip Casinos has submitted fresh plans to transform The Barleycorn pub, in Bearwood Road, into a 20-hour-a-da....


Bid rumours fuel Newcastle United - Tuesday 12th of July 2005

Shares in Newcastle United rallied nearly 18% on Monday amid speculation of a takeover bid for the club. The clubs former chairman, businessman Sir John Hall, told the stock market that an unnamed party had showed an interest in buying up his 28.5% s....


Check ‘cards’ for casino situation - Tuesday 12th of July 2005

WE applaud the diligence of police in seizing work permits and entry documents of 54 people who were found on the premises of a city nightclub early on Sunday morning.When so many foreigners are found in such circumstances with so much money on a tab....


Hells Angels linked to fatal casino brawl move to have all charges dismissed - Tuesday 12th of July 2005

Lawyers for seven members of the Hells Angels motorcycle gang charged with three counts of murder and 49 other crimes related to an April 2002 brawl at Harrahs Casino in Laughlin, Nev., will argue Monday to have all charges against their clients drop....


Sycuan Donates $5.5 Million to SDSU to Create - Tuesday 12th of July 2005

San Diego State University announced today that the Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation has donated $5.5 million to SDSU to establish the country’s first research institute and academic curriculum exclusively focused on tribal gaming. It is the larg....


Beach Plaza Casino - Tuesday 12th of July 2005

Police were left a familiar message – “Scary Movie passed through? – as two armed bandits stormed Beach Plaza Casino on Front Street last night and made off with an undisclosed amount of money. The robbery prompted an intense manhunt by polic....


Police tracking syndicate selling counterfeit RM1 coins - Tuesday 12th of July 2005

POLICE is tracking a syndicate selling counterfeit RM1 coins after several gamblers at the casinos at Genting Highlands were caught with such coins since early this year.In the latest case on Saturday, a 40-year-old man from Rawang was detained with ....


Barstow casino plans diverge from gaming act - Tuesday 12th of July 2005

BARSTOW, smack in the middle of the desert route to Nevadas gaming resorts, seems suddenly to see itself as Californias new gambling mecca in the making.The City Council, which first approved a deal for an Indian casino two years ago, now is busily l....


Sea is no cesspool - Tuesday 12th of July 2005

Move to stop gambling ships from dumping sewage in ocean deserves strong supportIn a state that owes so much of its economic health to its beaches, it would seem obvious that everything possible should be done to protect them for tourists and locals.....


Sharon´s Friend to Build Casino in Gaza - Tuesday 12th of July 2005

Former MK Shmuel Flatto-Sharon (pictured, right), the major player in the plans to build the casino, revealed to Arutz-7s Itzik Wolf that among his partners are a Saudi Arabian billionaire and Kern (pictured, left).Flatto-Sharon said that he has alre....


Online casino game off to a rocky start - Tuesday 12th of July 2005

Steve Kanes Waltham start-up, GameLogic, was balancing on the thin edge of a poker chip with its first high-profile project in the United States, a partnership with Foxwoods Resort Casino that had its quiet launch last Monday. By Friday, Connecticuts....


Nevada’s population shifted with booms, busts - Tuesday 12th of July 2005

Virginia City was the biggest city in Nevada in 1870, the year of the first federal census after Nevada became a state.The hot new places, though, were in White Pine County. Hamilton, Treasure Hill and Shermantown were booming.Never heard of them?You....


Casino company has two boards - Tuesday 12th of July 2005

The extraordinary contest between rival empowerment groups over control of Tsogo Sun has led to both factions claiming board control to the point of running parallel board meetings. This dispute, one of several, is now being fought in court.One facti....


London Clubs casino group in West End venture - Tuesday 12th of July 2005

Casino group London Clubs International is to apply for a licence on Monday for a major new venue in West End, a casino industry source said."Theyve taken a lease on a large slug of The Empire in Leicester Square -- everything but the cinema," said t....


City awaits casino decision - Tuesday 12th of July 2005

With the gaming arm of the Seneca Nation of Indians likely to make its decision on the location of a downtown casino by Labor Day, Buffalo leaders are starting an 11th-hour blitz to make sure the venue lands within the central business district. ....


When Gambling Becomes Obsessive - Tuesday 12th of July 2005

For a man who hasnt bet a nickel since 1989, Bruce Roberts spends a lot of time in casinos. Hes rarely there alone, however. He usually has an escort walk him through--the better to ensure that he doesnt succumb to the sweet swish of the cards or the....


Ultimate Bet lays out its float plan - Tuesday 12th of July 2005

THE operator of Ultimate Bet, one of the world’s leading on-line poker firms, is gearing up for a £200m flotation just weeks after larger rivals Party Gaming and Empire Online made their stock-market debuts. Excapsa, which runs Ultimate Bet, has h....


Casino job fair big draw despite criticism - Tuesday 12th of July 2005

Want to be a blackjack dealer at a casino?You could be paid between $7 and $9 an hour.Anthony McKinnis of Las Cruces is interested."I just think it would be interesting, working in a casino," said McKinnis, who is hunting for a job.Thats why McKinnis....


Rock slide helping increase Central Citys gambling business - Tuesday 12th of July 2005

Last months massive rock slide is helping increase gambling business in this historic town, which was already benefiting from the construction of the Central City Parkway. "Weve been smiling a lot more" since the slide, says Central City Mayor Buddy....


Analysts wonder if Singapore plans sensible - Tuesday 12th of July 2005

Plans for investing $3.5 billion in two Singapore casino projects have Wall Streeters shaking their heads. More than one-third of the casino revenue is projected to come from Singaporean high rollers who now gamble abroad. But why would they stay hom....


A royal gamble turns sour for Thai princess - Tuesday 12th of July 2005

A glass slipper turned into a pumpkin for a Thai princess, when her luck turned sour after a gambling fix led her to flout immigration laws, The Nation newspaper reported Saturday.Princess Bhanuma Yugala, daughter of the late Prince Bhanubhandu Yugal....


Casino commission requests double FY 2005 budget - Tuesday 12th of July 2005

Casino Control Commission Chairwoman Eileen Petersen, left, and Executive Director Debra Hemmings Audain testify Friday during a budget hearing before the Senate Finance Committee at the Legislature on St. Croix. ST. CROIX - The Casino Control Commis....


3 more universities may offer gaming courses - Tuesday 12th of July 2005

Mississippi Valley State University anticipates teaching hotel, motel and gaming management to casino workers in Greenville, Tunica and other Delta towns.Alcorn State University is preparing to submit a request to the state College Board for a master....


Government Wage War Against Virtual Gambling - Tuesday 12th of July 2005

The Turkish government made efforts to prevent online gambling. An Interior Ministry team was formed consisting of specialists from the ministries of Justice and Treasury to follow the case. The Ministry was not able to issue any legal directives aga....


With Maines first slot machines slated to go into operation in November, the state is getting ready to respond to the prospect of an increase in the problem of gambling addiction. Maine now has no sta - Tuesday 12th of July 2005

Nova Scotias gaming corporation has released a contract it says will help implement its responsible gaming programs, while giving the province more control over its two casinos. The 10-year deal, which took effect July 1, completes the $73.7-million ....


Increase in gambling addiction expected with slots - Tuesday 12th of July 2005

With Maines first slot machines slated to go into operation in November, the state is getting ready to respond to the prospect of an increase in the problem of gambling addiction. Maine now has no state programs for compulsive gamblers, but that will....


Gambling on-the-go - Tuesday 12th of July 2005

GAMBLING in chalets is nothing.Gambling at funeral wakes is passe.Mobile casinos are the in thing. Organisers even chauffeur the high rollers to the set-up. Convicted for illegal gambling, Andrew wears an electronic tag around his ankle under the ho....


"Ocean Jewel" Gambling Ship lays off 50 - Tuesday 12th of July 2005

St. Petersburg, Florida - The “Ocean Jewel’s? Port of St. Petersburg terminal is a dark, hot, empty cavern.The shuttle that used to bring passengers daily, sits idle, awaiting repairs.All ship operations now run from John’s Pass.Bill Foster, ....


Police say theyll now crack down on big fish - Tuesday 12th of July 2005

Jakarta police confiscated on Thursday evening gambling equipment from 16 gambling dens across the city, almost two weeks after they vowed to eradicate the practice within three days.The machines, including those popularly known as the "micky mouse" ....


$2m pot for actors who play their cards right - Tuesday 12th of July 2005

The game of poker has shed its murky connections to become the favourite pastime of actors, celebrities and "those with a taste for the finer things in life". As part of this new image, the World Poker Exchange has a $2 million "monster pot" up for....


£70m-a-year scam smashed in Spain - Tuesday 12th of July 2005

A worldwide con run from post offices around Málaga in Spain has defrauded thousands of victims, including Britons, of what is thought to be more than £70m a year. Before it was broken up, the network was run like a multinational company, with bank....


Downtown Business Marks 80 Years in the Poker Chip Game - Tuesday 12th of July 2005

Those familiar with the musical Guys and Dolls know a pair of loaded dice was an important tool of 1950s street thugs. It seemed one never knew when a potentially lucrative craps game (and accompanying song) could pop up. Dennis ONeill has been worki....


Star `Cruises` to Goa, Lakshadweep this year - Tuesday 12th of July 2005

Come October and the worlds best and biggest cruise ships would sail into the Arabian Sea. Star Cruises, Asia Pacifics leading cruise operator, plans to start its Mumbai-Lakshadweep-Goa service later this year. The third largest cruise line in ....


CASINO LOCATIONS NO LONGER LEFT TO CHANCE - Tuesday 12th of July 2005

A consultation on tightening the planning rules for casinos was announced by ODPM Minister, Baroness Andrews today. Currently casinos are classed as Amenity and Leisure facilities and can be converted into similar facilities such as cinemas or concer....


Irate casino staff to meet with hotel bosses - Tuesday 12th of July 2005

Two meetings have been scheduled for next week to allow frustrated staff at the Crystal Palace Casino to air their concerns,The Guardian was informed on Thursday. A group of irate casino employees earlier this week expressed concern over what they co....


Sky City spins the wheel of fortune - Tuesday 12th of July 2005

Sky City Entertainment investors have enjoyed a glittering roulette ride of rising share prices and chunky dividends, but clouds are on the horizon. David Hargreaves reports. For casino company Sky City, next months annual result announcement shapes ....


World Gaming plc sales and marketing update - Tuesday 12th of July 2005

World Gaming plc (LSE: WGP, OTC BB: WGMGY), a UK-based e-gaming solutions provider, ("the Company"), is pleased to provide an update on its sales and marketing activities and initiatives.The Company has entered into two new agreements to provide its ....


Bookie IAS upbeat despite looming loss - Tuesday 12th of July 2005

Online bookie International All Sports (IAS) Ltd warned of an upcoming annual loss but investors jumped aboard on a stronger outlook.Chief executive Robert Edge said ISAs outlook had improved since its merger with UK-based Canbet Ltd in December and ....


Kinmen, Penghu seen as natural haven for tourists - Tuesday 12th of July 2005

With a view to improving the economy of Taiwans offshore islands, many residents there are pushing for legislation that would allow them to build and run casinos through cooperation with large business groups. They claim that these casinos would attr....


High-rollers on a winning streak put LCI in the red - Tuesday 12th of July 2005

A WINNING streak by high-rollers and disruption from refurbishments combined to push London Clubs International, the casino operator, into the red to the tune of £1.4 million. The company said that Les Ambassadeurs, its plush London flasghip, had en....


Big Six see soaring profits - Tuesday 12th of July 2005

The Big Six gaming companies should report second-quarter profits more than 50 percent higher than a year ago when they start posting financial results next week, Wall Street analysts said Wednesday.Boyd Gaming Corp., Harrahs Entertainment, Las Vegas....


Many casinos outside Nevada face tough marketing rules - Tuesday 12th of July 2005

Recent ads for Las Vegas casinos feature bunny rabbits cavorting with women in bikinis and half-naked women partying in nightclubs.And then theres the rest of the world.Casino marketers from other states and countries gathered for a conference in Las....


Barden sues Indian tribe - Tuesday 12th of July 2005

Casino owner Don H. Barden is suing the Lac Vieux Desert Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians claiming hes owed half of an $80 million settlement the tribe negoiatiated with Detroits three casinos. The 500-member Lac Vieux tribe, based in Michigans....


International Game quarterly profit falls 19 pct - Tuesday 12th of July 2005

Slot machine maker International Game Technology (IGT.N: Quote, Profile, Research) on Thursday said its quarterly profit fell 19 percent from continued weakness in U.S. casino demand and earnings in the coming fiscal year will fall short of estimates....


Raids Net Nearly 60 Video Gambling Machines - Tuesday 12th of July 2005

The South Carolina State Law Enforcement Division said Thursday that it seized nearly 60 illegal video gambling machines in a series of raids in Greenville County Wednesday.Officials said Greenville County sheriffs deputies and SLED agents raided eig....


Shootout Begins Outside Casino, Continues During Pursuit - Tuesday 12th of July 2005

Authorities said the pursuit began when the motorist attempted to force a woman off the freeway in Palm Springs. The pursuit extended to Casino Morongo and Cabazon.The first shots were fired outside the casino."The suspect and the CHP officer returne....


International Game Q3 Profit Sinks - Tuesday 12th of July 2005

International Game Technology, the No. 1 manufacturer of slot machines, on Thursday said third-quarter profit sagged 19 percent on weaker sales from its gaming operations business in North America. Net income for the quarter ended June 30 declined ....


Online bookmaker claims US winning ticket - Tuesday 12th of July 2005

Trident Gaming, the privately-owned betting group, today announced the acquisition of Gamebookers, the European online bookmaker, in a deal the company claims makes it the only internet bookie that can operate legally in both Europe and the United St....


Casino future hits stalemate - Tuesday 12th of July 2005

It now looks likely that the island may have to wait until next year for the States to decide if it still wants one or not.CI Traders is adamant that one at St Pierre Park Hotel still remains viable at a reduced price of £15m., but it is believed th....


Port, ships OK sewage pact - Tuesday 12th of July 2005

Under an agreement with the Canaveral Port Authority, Port Canaverals two gambling ships will discharge sewage eight miles offshore, instead of four miles out, to address concerns the vessels may be polluting the local surf.The Port Authoritys five ....


Tables turn against London Clubs - Tuesday 12th of July 2005

WHILE the hoi polloi do their credit cards on blackjack and the virtual roulette wheels of cyberspace, good old-fashioned high rollers at the smartest tables in London casinos have been cleaning up. London Clubs International said today a torrid Chr....


The city administration has reiterated its calls for the American and Australian embassies to remove protective barriers erected outside their premises that are blocking traffic in South and Central J - Tuesday 12th of July 2005

British Columbia is adequately managing the risks associated with the provinces growing gaming business, says a report released on Wednesday. Criminals, cheats and errors are all risk threats to the gaming industry, says the report by B.C. Auditor Ge....


Embassies pressed to remove barriers - Tuesday 12th of July 2005

The city administration has reiterated its calls for the American and Australian embassies to remove protective barriers erected outside their premises that are blocking traffic in South and Central Jakarta.City secretary Ritola Tasmaya said that the....


Empire Online already worth $1 billion - Tuesday 12th of July 2005

Is online gambling company Empire Online Ltd. (AIM:EOL) about to make an acquisition? A company announcement today implies that the answer is yes. Empire Online announced that it had appointed Andrew Burnett as a “consultant to lead its M&A drive....


Aztar Reports Second-Quarter 2005 Results - Tuesday 12th of July 2005

Aztar Corporation (NYSE: AZR - News) today reported financial results for its 2005 second quarter, which ended on June 30, 2005; the fiscal 2004 quarter had ended on July 1, 2004. Consolidated EBITDA was $54.2 million for the second quarter of 2005; ....


Spain detains 295 people in lottery scam - Tuesday 12th of July 2005

Malaga, Spain - Spanish police have detained 295 West Africans on charges of attempting to swindle money from thousands of people by claiming they had won in a Nigerian lottery, radio reports said on Wednesday.Most of the suspects detained on Tuesday....


Woman Suspected In Bank Robberies Captured - Tuesday 12th of July 2005

According to a Roseville Police Department news release, "casino staff recognized the woman as a customer after seeing bank video surveillance photos of her in the news media. The casino management notified their tribal police officers, who then bega....


Ensign aims to keep casinos from native Hawaiians - Tuesday 12th of July 2005

Sen. John Ensign, R-Nev., has blocked a historic bill that eventually would give native Hawaiians sovereign status.Ensign is concerned the legislation could lead to native Hawaiians launching a vacationland gaming industry that could compete with Nev....


Spectre Gaming Signs Agreements With Three More California Tribes - Tuesday 12th of July 2005

Spectre Gaming, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: SGMG - News) announced today that it has signed agreements with three more California casinos including Barona Valley Ranch Resort and Casino in Lakeside, Sycuan Resort and Casino in El Cajon, and Havasu Land....


Supreme going after $20-b gaming lounge market - Tuesday 12th of July 2005

The gaming lounge market into which Supreme Ventures is aggressively expanding has been estimated by the Betting Gaming & Lotteries Commission to attract a potential annual spend of $20 billion -more than the $16 billion that Jamaicans are expected t....


Cubus Lux opens third Croatian casino - Tuesday 12th of July 2005

Gambling group Cubus Lux announced the opening of its third casino in Croatia, sending its shares higher this morning.The casino is located in the Narcis Hotel in Rabac, about 30 miles north east of Pula in the Istria Peninsula in Croatia. It has 7 ....


Deal nears for 2 tribes to run Barstow casinos - Tuesday 12th of July 2005

Two Indian tribes are close to signing a gaming compact with the state to allow them to build and jointly operate two casinos on adjoining property here.It is the first time ever among separate tribes for such an agreement, spokesmen for the Los Coyo....


Shuffle Master, Inc. Announces Purchase of Assets from Spur Gaming Systems - Tuesday 12th of July 2005

Shuffle Master, Inc. (NASDAQ National Market: SHFL - News) announced today that it has purchased certain assets from MultiShift, Inc., dba Spur Gaming Systems (SGS), a privately held corporation that develops and distributes table games and related p....


Century Casinos Announces Shipboard Casino Developments - Tuesday 12th of July 2005

Century Casinos, Inc. (Nasdaq: CNTY - News) announced today that it will discontinue operations on the Silver Shadow cruise ship at the end of September 2005. The Company owns and operates 22 slot machines and 4 tables on this ship, which is owned by....


Lamantijiji takes reign as Sultan Deli XIV - Tuesday 12th of July 2005

Hundreds of Malay nobles in Medan bowed their heads as they paid their respects to their new leader, eight-year-old Sultan Deli XIV, in an emotional ceremony on Friday.The new potentate, whose full name is Tengku Mahmud Aria Lamantijiji, was inaugura....


Casino the target of extortionist - Tuesday 12th of July 2005

SYDNEYS Star City Casino is the mystery target of the Mars and Snickers bar extortion bid, but police are still no closer to deciphering the extortionists motives or even the full extent of his demands.NSW Police said yesterday the casino, in inner-c....


K Wah to add 5,000 workers in Macau - Tuesday 12th of July 2005

K Wah Construction Materials, which won shareholder approval Tuesday to buy Galaxy Casino from real estate tycoon Lui Che-woo and his family, plans to add more than 5,000 workers in Macau over the next 12 months to staff its three new casinos.In Apri....


Mark Juliano Named Chief Operating Officer of Trump Entertainment Resorts, Inc - Tuesday 12th of July 2005

Trump Entertainment Resorts, Inc. (OTCBB: DJTE.OB - News; the "Company"), has announced today that Mark Juliano will become the Chief Operating Officer of the Company effective August 8, 2005. Mr. Juliano is an internationally recognized casino ....


ALC sets gaming age at 19 for entertainment centre - Tuesday 12th of July 2005

The Atlantic Lottery Corporation announced Monday gambling at the new Charlottetown Driving Park Entertainment Centre will be restricted to those 19 and over.Darlene Doucet, spokesperson for the gaming agency, said families will be welcome inside the....


VendingData(TM) Receives Approval from Nevada Gaming Control Board for Refinements to Its PokerOne(TM) Shuffler - Tuesday 12th of July 2005

PokerOne(TM) is a high-speed card shuffler designed for use with single deck poker variation games such as Pai Gow Poker, Caribbean Stud and other single deck specialty card games. The new software version enables PokerOne(TM) to shuffle significantl....


Poker invasion poisoning our sports pages - Tuesday 12th of July 2005

Somebody should say this, so it might as well be said here:Televised poker is a plague on our society. It is a canker sore on the lips of our culture. It is akin to smoking unfiltered cigarettes in that its bad for the body and mind, an insidious hab....


K. Wah moves forward on Macao casino buyout - Tuesday 12th of July 2005

HONG KONG Shareholders of K. Wah Construction Materials and its parent company, K. Wah International Holdings, approved plans Tuesday to buy Galaxy Casino in Macao with shares and other securities, in a deal valued at 18.4 billion Hong Kong dollars. ....


Crown Casino spins the globe - Tuesday 12th of July 2005

CROWN casino will be the centrepiece of a global gaming empire under a new deal with the State Government. The casinos parent company PBL will be allowed to use the brand name Crown for all its business ventures, with the Government agreeing ....


Mars extortion bid aimed at casino - Tuesday 12th of July 2005

An extortionist whose letters forced a food manufacturer to destroy millions of chocolate bars was ultimately targeting Sydneys Star City Casino, police revealed.MasterFoods received five letters threatening a third party and claiming Mars and Snicke....


Australia: Victorian Labor government scraps gambling research - Tuesday 12th of July 2005

The Labor government in Victoria, Australia’s second most populous state, announced in late May that it was axing research into the links between gambling and crime and depression, as well as how to better detect “problem? gamblers. This amount....


Casinos rake in deserted jackpots - Tuesday 12th of July 2005

Two Detroit casinos have pocketed about $650,000 since 2003 in winnings that forgetful gamblers neglected to claim before they expired. The winnings, issued on paper tickets that expire after 180 days, were among $12.6 million in uncashed prizes and ....


GAMING group Stanley Leisure pledged to spend more than £100m over the next five years on revamping its casinos. - Tuesday 12th of July 2005

Rhode Island has flashed a green light to a major gambling expansion expected to bring millions more in additional cross-border spending from Massachusetts bettors. Legislation recently passed by Rhode Island lawmakers will allow the Lincoln Pa....


Stanleys £100m revamp - Tuesday 12th of July 2005

GAMING group Stanley Leisure pledged to spend more than £100m over the next five years on revamping its casinos.Stanley, which sold off its betting shops to William Hill in May for £504m, is making the investment to cash in on the relaxation of UK ....


Wembley plc - Completion of U.S. sale process and share repurchase - Tuesday 12th of July 2005

The Board of Wembley announces that the sale of the US Gaming Division completedyesterday with the net receipt of approximately $348 million (after adjustments)from BLB Investors LLC (BLB). A cash balance of approximately $14 millionformed part of t....


Binions mulls its future in poker - Tuesday 12th of July 2005

Management at Binions Gambling Hall and Hotel is offering more questions than answers about next years Binions Poker Classic, an inaugural tournament that would follow the 2006 World Series of Poker.Binions, which began devising its own poker tournam....


Harrahs Entertainment Wins 869 Honors in Casino Players Best of Gaming Awards - Tuesday 12th of July 2005

For the sixth consecutive year, Harrahs Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: HET - News) led the gaming industry in Casino Players Best of Gaming Awards, the magazines annual poll of gaming customers from across the country. Harrahs 43 properties received firs....


Shuffle Master, Inc. and TCS Announce Arbitration Settlement - Tuesday 12th of July 2005

Shuffle Master, Inc. (NASDAQ National Market: SHFL - News) and TCS announced today that they have reached an arbitration settlement. As part of the settlement, each party has completely and fully released the other for any acts or omissions committed....


Stanley ups casino stake - Tuesday 12th of July 2005

LIVERPOOL gaming group Stanley Leisure announced £100m expansion plans for the next five years today.After the £504m sale of its betting shops to William Hill in May, the group is now concentrating on its casino division and today began moves to re....


Affandi Salleh, 45, the managing director of a local company, said Raffles Hotel should be owned by a Singapore company because of its heritage value. - Tuesday 12th of July 2005

THE high rollers have started losing again at Stanley Leisures top London casinos. The previous year was dreadful, when its big-spending clientele took it to the cleaners. However, Lady Luck was against the group at its bookmaking arm - since sold to....


Singapore Raffles group sells hotels at $859 mln - Tuesday 12th of July 2005

U.S. investment firm Colony Capital is to buy the entire business of Raffles Holdings, owner of Singapores landmark Raffles Hotel and the Swissotel brand, for S$1.45 billion ($859 million) cash.Raffles Holdings (RHLT.SI: Quote, Profile, Research) sai....


Casino firm Stanley Leisure profit down 4 pct - Tuesday 12th of July 2005

Stanley Leisure (SLY.L: Quote, Profile, Research) posted a 4 percent fall in underlying annual profit on Monday as unfavourable sporting results at its recently sold betting operations offset strong trading at its casinos.The firm, which sold its bet....


Colony Capital in Agreement to Purchase 41 Luxury Hotels from Raffles Holdings - Tuesday 12th of July 2005

Colony Capital, LLC, a leading international investment fund with more than 15 years of experience investing in global hospitality assets, announced today that it has entered into an agreement to purchase all of the hotel interests of Raffles Holding....


Police urged to arrest gambling bosses - Tuesday 12th of July 2005

Observers are calling on the police to start arresting big-time gamblers and raid suspected big gambling dens in order to make the current anti-gambling drive a success.Legal expert at the University of Indonesia Rudy Satrio claimed that all the poli....


Gaming syndicates lose out - Tuesday 12th of July 2005

Gaming syndicates are promoting illegal electronic gambling in legitimate club, association and Chinese clan premises. But their attempts to establish a chain of outlets in the Klang Valley has come unstuck with police putting a stop to their plans.....


Newsstands flush with poker magazines - Tuesday 12th of July 2005

Bluff magazine routinely reveals a world at the top of the poker craze that few get to see, of millionaire card sharks who spend money with abandon, use $1,000 chips as coasters and fly like rock stars from one glitzy casino to another.But like its n....


Ulster player in £1m poker success - Tuesday 12th of July 2005

An Ulster-born poker ace was flushed with success last night after scooping £1million at a Las Vegas tournament with the largest prize pool in history.However, Andrew Black, originally from Belfast but now living in Dublin, could have taken home a w....


Stockholders to decide fate of K Wah buy - Tuesday 12th of July 2005

K Wah Construction Materials proposed HK$18.4 billion buyout of Galaxy Casino has been a dud on the stock market, but independent shareholders of the company and its parent will decide the fate of the plan tomorrow.K Wah Constructions stock has lost ....


Johnnic will need some magic to escape HCIs hostile spell - Tuesday 12th of July 2005

Today Harry Potter fans, myself included, will devour the latest book. And today, akin to the retiring Sibyll Trelawney, Id like to haul out the crystal ball and try to gaze into the future to figure out what may happen in the saga of Johnnic Holding....


Police smash illegal gambling syndicate, 13 arrested in islandwide raids - Tuesday 12th of July 2005

Police smashed an illegal gambling syndicate after they arrested 13 people in an islandwide operation. In eight simultaneous raids on Saturday, CID officers from the Gambling Suppression Branch busted the illegal horse-betting and 4D syndicate. Two ....


Woman gets 27 months for N.D.s largest gambling fraud - Tuesday 12th of July 2005

The founder and former president of North Dakotas first simulcast racing service was sentenced Thursday to more than two years in prison for running what prosecutors said was the largest illegal gambling operation in state history. Susan Bala was giv....


Poker man wins 1.750m dollars - Tuesday 12th of July 2005

BELFAST-born professional poker player, Andy Black, was last night celebrating scooping 1,750,000 dollars in Las Vegas.Andy, who turned 40 on Wednesday, is this morning enjoying life as a very wealthy man, after finishing fifth in the glitzy World Se....


Daily dose of betting information looks a sure thing - Tuesday 12th of July 2005

A new tabloid is on the cards, for those interested in the odds. Steven Vass reports WITH the country in the grip of a gambling boom, the media slapped a substantial pile of chips on the table last week.Jeremy Deedes, the former Telegraph Group chief....


Regional police chief says border crossing rules must be enforced - Tuesday 12th of July 2005

Police have ordered immigration restrictions at the border crossing in Sa Kaeos Aranyaprathet district in a bid to prevent illegal entry and stem the flow of Thais seeking to gamble in Cambodia in line with the fight against corruption.Regional Polic....


Your Loss, Their Gain - Tuesday 12th of July 2005

The $245 billion worldwide gambling business is on a roll these days thanks to the growing number of folks getting hooked on everything from slot machines to online gaming to televised poker tournaments. A handful of tycoons have gotten very rich as ....


State panel OKs 3 casino projects totaling $500M - Tuesday 12th of July 2005

The Mississippi Gaming Commission on Friday approved three casino projects with a total capital investment of more than $500 million.The proposed casinos could create 2,400 jobs in Vicksburg and 2,000 jobs in Biloxi.Dan McDaniel, a gaming lawyer invo....


At least 10 other Malaysians are big debtors - Tuesday 12th of July 2005

Apart from Datuk Seri Osu Sukam, media reports show that there are at least 10 other Malaysian high rollers, ranging from wives of prominent businessmen to Datuks who owe casinos in Britain and Australia between RM250,000 and millions of ringgit. Las....


Betfair appoints advisers for IPO - papers - Tuesday 12th of July 2005

Betfair has appointed Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs as financial advisers for a flotation which could value the betting exchange group at up to 800 million pounds, newspapers said on Saturday.The Daily Telegraph, without citing sources, said Betfa....


Australian Wins World Series of Poker - Tuesday 12th of July 2005

LAS VEGAS - Australian Joseph Hachem prevailed in a colossal duel Saturday at the World Series of Pokers main event, winning $7.5 million and snatching the games greatest crown. Hachem eliminated Steven Dannenmann six hands into the final showdo....


Do not cover up bird flu cases: Susilo - Tuesday 12th of July 2005

President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono asked on Sunday Minister of Health Siti Fadilah Supari to make public the results of laboratory tests related to the deaths of three people in Tangerang, Banten, in two or three days."The cause of their deaths must ....


Casinos still a gamble - Tuesday 12th of July 2005

Central Citys reputation as a boom-and-bust town lives on. While a new parkway fueled a long-awaited pickup in business this year, two casinos that opened a few months ago already have run into financial trouble. Scarlets Casino filed for bankruptcy ....


Exec from Caesars to join Trump - Tuesday 12th of July 2005

"Youre hired."In a move straight from his reality television series, Donald Trump on Friday hired Caesars Palace President Mark Juliano for a senior management position with his gaming operation.Advertisement Juliano, 50, who met with Caesars worke....


Police cant wipe out gambling alone - Tuesday 12th of July 2005

A criminologist urged the public and officials to help the police in their efforts to crack down on gambling rackets in Jakarta, asserting that the police alone could not accomplish the task. Adrianus Meliala from the University of Indonesia said on ....


Betfair appoints two advisers ahead of flotation - Tuesday 12th of July 2005

Betfair yesterday appointed Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs as its financial advisers ahead of a flotation early in 2006.The worlds biggest person-to-person betting exchange is understood to have taken the decision to press ahead with a flotation an....


Juliano Resigns As President of Caesars Palace - Tuesday 12th of July 2005

Harrahs Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: HET - News) announced today that Mark Juliano has resigned as President of Caesars Palace, effective July 31. ADVERTISEMENT "Mark has made a singular contribution to Caesars Palace during his two-year tenure as its....


Man Convicted In Heist At Casino Gets Over 12 Years In Prison - Tuesday 12th of July 2005

A man convicted in federal court for a 2003 holdup of a Tunica casino has been sentenced to 12 years and one month in prison. U-S Attorney Jim Greenlee says 33-year-old Kevis Wilson, of Tunica County, planned the September 30th, 2003, robbery that in....


LADBROKES ACQUIRES JACK BROWN LTD. - Tuesday 12th of July 2005

Ladbrokes, the betting and gaming division of Hilton Group plc, has todayacquired Jack Brown (Bookmaker) Limited, the Welsh betting shop company with 141shops. The private sale is for a consideration of £76 million, payable tovarious vendors.The pu....


Deedes takes punt on a daily - Tuesday 12th of July 2005

So Britain is to get a new national daily newspaper, launched in the teeth of a severe advertising downturn but confident of capitalising on the nations growing obsession with gambling.The Sportsman will spend around £12 million on its launch next s....


In the six-month crackdown, police seized 2.33bn yuan (£165m) in gambling capital, it said. - Tuesday 12th of July 2005

Pokers top players and unknowns were in a high-stakes showdown, each looking to make the nine-person final table at the World Series of Pokers main event and grab a piece of gambling glory. But not all will be playing Friday after round six of th....


Gambling purge nets 700,000 - Tuesday 12th of July 2005

Police carrying out a nationwide crackdown on gambling in China have detained or arrested more than 702,000 people, including 1,617 government officials, since the beginning of the year, the government has said. The report by the official Xinhua news....


Casinos Training Dealers For BlackJack - Tuesday 12th of July 2005

Looking forward to playing BlackJack? Voters made it possible for Oklahoma casinos to offer the game. But, its taking a lot of work for Oklahomans to actually deal and play. NewsChannel 8s Teri Bowers takes us behind the tables for the training. It m....


Packer casino gamble - Tuesday 12th of July 2005

Joint venture aims to snare new licence in Welsh capital KERRY Packer has added a British casino complex to his rapidly expanding global gambling empire only this time hes taking a punt on whether the casino will even be built. A joint venture backed....


Bosses not yet sold on Betfair - Tuesday 12th of July 2005

TASMANIAN racing industry leaders were not convinced by Premier Paul Lennons Betfair sales pitch yesterday.Mr Lennon met the chairman and vice-chairman of the three codes at his offices in Launceston. He gave assurances he would consult widely with t....


Harrahs Entertainment Brings World Series of Poker Action To More Venues With Expanded Circuit Tournament Schedule - Tuesday 12th of July 2005

Harrahs Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: HET - News) will launch the second season of its popular World Series of Poker Circuit with an expanded schedule of 12 tournament stops that will bring high-stakes poker action and excitement to players in Harrahs c....


Shuffle Master, Inc. Announces VendingData Lawsuit Settlement - Tuesday 12th of July 2005

Shuffle Master, Inc. (NASDAQ National Market: SHFL - News) announced today that it has settled its litigation with VendingData Corporation over VendingDatas Random Ejection shuffler. This litigation has been referred to as VendingData I. Under the ....


Casino plan for car factory site - Tuesday 12th of July 2005

A casino, 1,000 new homes and units to attract jobs are to be built on the site of a former Vauxhall car factory. Developers launched their scheme in Luton on Thursday and said borough council planners had held out for them to make allowance for new ....


Federal Council endorsed amendments to Law on Advertising that limits gambling - Tuesday 12th of July 2005

Federation Council, the upper house of Russian parliament, has endorsed amendments to the Law on Advertising that effectively limit the advertising of casinos, gambling clubs, etc. The revised law aims to restrict the involvement of underage Russians....


Council in a spin over casino plans - Tuesday 12th of July 2005

EVESHAM Town Council have objected to the proposed plans for the re-development of the Regal Cinema in Bengeworth. Views at the meeting of the Town Council last Monday were very mixed but when put to a vote, the plans did not receive enough support t....


Court rules against man who says casino wont pay slot winnings - Tuesday 12th of July 2005

A man who claims he won a $13.7 million jackpot from a slot machine only to have a Detroit casino refuse to pay the winnings lost an appeal Wednesday before the Michigan Court of Appeals. Mark Cowsert sued Greektown Casino after it didnt pay him the....


Another casino to open in Rizal - Tuesday 12th of July 2005

GAMING facilities owner and manager International Thunder­bird Gaming Corp. will open its second casino in the Philippines by year’s end, the company said in a statement. The Poway, a California-headquartered firm, said that a portion of the funds....


Illegal casino busted in Macao - Tuesday 12th of July 2005

MACAO, July 14 (Xinhuanet) -- The Macao police have busted an underground casino operated at a downtown hotel, local media reported on Thursday. The Macao Post quoted police sources as saying that four suspects involved in the illegal gaming case....


Casino city to rival Vegas? - Tuesday 12th of July 2005

TWO villages near the Slovak and Austrian borders are set to become the site of a casino city and amusement park to rival Las Vegas, if the plans of the mayors of Hegyeshalom and Bezenye turn out to be more than a pipe-dream. The village of Bezenye i....


$1 billion won by casinos in May - Tuesday 12th of July 2005

Nevada casinos in May won more than $1 billion for only the second time ever, thanks largely to the late April opening of Wynn Las Vegas, the Gaming Control Board reported Tuesday. More importantly, Wynn Las Vegas boosted total state and Strip takes ....


World Poker Tour dips as bid evaporates - Tuesday 12th of July 2005

A company spokeswoman said WPT, which owns the popular World Poker Tour television series, spoke to Brunson late Monday, who indicated he would provide no further information about the vague cash offer that was received last Thursday. The offer repre....


Casinos take in record $1 billion - Tuesday 12th of July 2005

Gamblers left behind a record $1.1 billion at Iowas riverboats and racetrack casinos during the past 12 months, up 4 percent from a year earlier, creating broadly felt effects on average Iowans.Casino spending generated an estimated $263 million in s....


Tribal casinos win $19.4 billion in 04 - Tuesday 12th of July 2005

Indian-owned casinos nationwide won nearly twice as much from gamblers as all of Nevadas casinos last year, according to data released today by the National Indian Gaming Commission.The nations 367 tribal casinos won $19.4 billion, up 15 percent from....


Casino staff win pay deal - Tuesday 12th of July 2005

Staff at Stanley Casino, which has bases in Blackpool and St Annes, had been holding out for a better deal after throwing out a 3.2 per cent pay rise last week.And their determination paid off when bosses agreed to a 3.5 per cent rise or £600 a year....


Gambling inquiry overdue, study says - Tuesday 12th of July 2005

Ottawa must launch a "long overdue" inquiry into Canadas rapidly expanded gambling industry, given this countrys "failure to consider the long-term impact on public welfare," a new study says. The Legalization of Gambling in Canada, a report prepared....


Poker stars bid for WPT expires - Tuesday 12th of July 2005

Poker star Doyle Brunsons $700 million offer to buy WPT Enterprises Inc. has officially expired.Brunson confirmed the deal is dead, Reuters reported.Last week, WPT, which owns the World Poker Tour and an online gambling Web site, announced it receive....


Trump the star of the show in condo resort groundbreaking - Tuesday 12th of July 2005

Government officials, showgirls and the winner of this years Miss USA pageant were among those who braved 100-degree temperatures to celebrate Tuesday mornings groundbreaking of Donald Trumps namesake condominium-hotel tower in Las Vegas.With camera ....


Poker ace goes for broke on stock - Tuesday 12th of July 2005

Poker icon Doyle Brunson has launched a $700 million cash bid for WPT Enterprises Inc., which owns the popular World Poker Tour television show, the company said Friday. News of the unsolicited bid, made by Brunson with a team of financial backers, ....


Trump breaks ground on luxury Las Vegas Strip hotel-condo - Tuesday 12th of July 2005

Donald Trump broke ground Tuesday on a luxury hotel-condominium designed to be the tallest residential building on the Las Vegas Strip, and promised a second identical tower nearby. He wields big scissors: And a lot of power. Trump, left, cuts the....


Unspecified amount of debt with Melbourne casino settled - Tuesday 12th of July 2005

An undisclosed amount of gambling debt owed by Datuk Seri Osu Sukam to a casino in Melbourne has been settled, a week after a London casino failed to recover RM7.1 million from him.The New Straits Times understands that the matter was resolved in the....


Pay deal halts casino strike threat - Tuesday 12th of July 2005

AROUND 200 Glasgow casino workers have voted to accept a pay offer, avoiding a strike which could have rocked the UKs gaming industry. Staff at the city branch of Stanley Casinos in Sauchiehall Street were among 2000 employees to accept the 3.5% or ....


Top Pros Make Their Move in the WSOP - Tuesday 12th of July 2005

As the field of players was whittled to a few final tables in the World Series of Poker, some of the games top pros asserted themselves after days of playing patient, smart poker.Two of the biggest names, Phil Ivey and Mike "The Mouth" Matusow, held ....


Nevada May casino winnings rise 12.5 percent - Tuesday 12th of July 2005

Las Vegas casinos, including the new Wynn Las Vegas resort, won $1.02 billion from gamblers in May, a 12.5 percent jump from a year earlier, state regulators said on Tuesday.The results are particularly impressive given that May of 2004 included an e....


Gambling industry probe urged - Tuesday 12th of July 2005

A new Law Commission of Canada report calls for a federal inquiry into the nations $13-billion gambling industry, while questioning the legality of Ontarios casinos and on-line gambling operations on Native reserves in Quebec.The commission is an ind....


Packer wins UK casino contract - Tuesday 12th of July 2005

Media magnate Kerry Packer has won the right to operate a proposed casino complex in Wales, after local officials were impressed by the way he runs casinos in Australia.The Cardiff casino will be part of a $1.65 billion sports village project in the ....


Missouri casino workers happier than most - Tuesday 12th of July 2005

Missouri casino workers apparently are happier in their jobs than the general population, according to a study the Missouri Riverboat Gaming Association released Tuesday. The survey of more than 4,000 workers at the states 11 casinos found that 82 ....


Osu gambled RM63.1m at Ritz - Tuesday 12th of July 2005

Kota Kinabalu: The seriousness of former Chief Minister Datuk Seri Haji Osu Sukams gambling addiction is only now becoming clear. Daily Express is able to reveal for the first time that he blew a total of £9.027 million (RM63.19 million) in Londons ....


Poker tourney pits robot vs. robot - Tuesday 12th of July 2005

Can the best poker robot beat a professional poker player?That question will be answered during the first World Series of Poker Robots (www.wsopr.com), scheduled for Tuesday through Friday at Binions in downtown Las Vegas.Advertisement The first pa....


World Series of Poker enters third round with 279 players left - Tuesday 12th of July 2005

The day of finishing in the money arrived at the World Series of Poker.With the field slashed, almost all of the players left going into Monday will end up taking home at least $12,500. Of the 5,619 entrants who began play, most walked away empty han....


Sutanto orders crackdown on gambling dens - Tuesday 12th of July 2005

Newly installed National Police Chief Gen. Sutanto has given a one-week deadline for regional police chiefs to eradicate gambling activities in their respective areas during a meeting held on his first day at work on Monday at the National Police hea....


Popular Parkinsons drug linked to gambling - Tuesday 12th of July 2005

Joe Neglia was a retired government intelligence worker with Parkinson’s disease when he suddenly developed what he calls a gambling habit from hell.After losing thousands of dollars playing slot machines near his California home several times a da....


WPT Enterprises Does Not Expect Additional Information before Lapse of Unsolicited Offer - Tuesday 12th of July 2005

As previously reported, on July 7, 2005, WPT Enterprises, Inc. (WPTE) received an unsolicited offer for the acquisition of WPTE. The offer failed to provide sufficient information for WPTE to determine its credibility. Since receipt of the offer, WPT....


Tribe to pay N.M. $24M in gambling suit - Tuesday 12th of July 2005

An Indian tribe has agreed to make $24 million in back casino payments to New Mexico to settle a lawsuit, the state attorney general announced Monday.Pojoaque Pueblo had been claiming the state demand was too high and would wreck the tribes economy.A....


Second Casino Marketing Conference Begins Sunday: Binion to Be Honored for Lifetime Achievement - Tuesday 12th of July 2005

The 2005 Conference gets under way Sunday at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. More than 300 top marketing and gaming professionals representing more than 120 commercial, tribal, local and mega-casinos and gaming support companies are ....


International Thunderbird announces private placement - Tuesday 12th of July 2005

Poway-based International Thunderbird Gaming Corp. (Research) announced a non-brokered private placement of up to 2 million shares of common stock at a purchase price of USD $0.90 per common share.Thunderbird will pay a 5 percent "finders fee" in con....


Stanley Casino Staff Accept Improved Pay Offer - Tuesday 12th of July 2005

Stanleys Casino workers have voted to accept an improved pay offer of 3.5% or £600 a year, whichever is the greater, avoiding the threat of Britains first ever strike action by casino workers.11 Jul 2005Stanleys staff will get the back pay due to th....


WPT Enterprises Evaluates Unsolicited Bid - Tuesday 12th of July 2005

As previously reported, on July 7, 2005, WPT Enterprises, Inc. (WPTE) received an offer for the acquisition of WPTE. The offer failed to provide sufficient information for WPTE to determine its credibility. Consequently, and as described below, WPTE ....


Stanleys EU call on gambling restrictions - Tuesday 12th of July 2005

LIVERPOOL-BASED gaming group Stanley Leisure is pushing for European competition authorities to open up the continents gambling markets.And a senior director has told the Daily Post he believes the European Commission may be about to initiate an inve....


Im not sure when it happened, but poker is everywhere. It is not bluffing. The game is a hot, ubiquitous presence, beckoning to us from TV sets, casinos, Web sites and bookstores. Why, the other day, - Tuesday 12th of July 2005

The first new UK national newspaper for two decades is expected to be launched next spring. The Sportsman - backed with about £500,000 raised from Ben and Zac Goldsmith, sons of the colourful late billionaire Sir James Goldsmith - is aimed at the ....


Poker obsession gambles with the sporting tradition - Tuesday 12th of July 2005

Im not sure when it happened, but poker is everywhere. It is not bluffing. The game is a hot, ubiquitous presence, beckoning to us from TV sets, casinos, Web sites and bookstores. Why, the other day, I bought a six-pack and there was an ad saying I c....


Its in the cards - Tuesday 12th of July 2005

Its 110 degrees outside, shivery inside, the rows of leather-banked, green felt tables running hot and cold for the shrewdest poker players on the planet in the sporting worlds richest showdown.All the colorful characters are here -- Texas Dolly, the....


Gaming execs worried about boom - Tuesday 12th of July 2005

Gaming industry executives are getting nervous that Las Vegas may be enjoying too much of a good thing. They say there is so much planned construction that building trade unions are demanding 30 percent to 40 percent wage premiums. Not only could tha....


Reno explores new limits for slot machines outside casinos - Tuesday 12th of July 2005

Looking to close a loophole in the law regulating limited, slots-only gambling licenses, Reno City Council members last week hoped to add some simple restrictions to their code.Instead they quickly found themselves discussing serious policy issues an....


Another young Scot for Britain to cheer on - Tuesday 12th of July 2005

The 5,700 poker-players who each paid $10,000 to enter the No Limit Texas Holdem World Championship have already been reduced to around 1,800, and on Sunday played another round to cut them down to to 500.Most of the online qualifiers who paid a few ....


Hellmuth, Brunson, Chan Out Of World Series Of Poker - Tuesday 12th of July 2005

The nine players reaching the final table at the World Series of Poker main event can bet on one thing: Theyre taking home at least $1 million.But at least five former champions wont be around for the final table on Friday after being knocked out of ....


This World Series is more carnival than sport - Tuesday 12th of July 2005

Elvis was in the building, though the King would have been horrified to have this kind of entourage in his prime. There were cheerleaders, too, 10 in all, dressed in little black skirts and plunging orange tops. Toward the middle of the room, a guy ....


Macau: The next Vegas? - Tuesday 12th of July 2005

This small Asian enclave is on the verge of supplanting mighty Las Vegas as the top gambling market in the world.The entire Macau peninsula, two islands and a reclaimed river delta, covers about 16.9 square miles compared with Las Vegas 84.3 square m....


Casinos closing for Hurricane Dennis - Tuesday 12th of July 2005

The Mississippi Gaming Commission ordered casinos to begin immediately clearing people from their gambling barges after the Harrison County Board of Supervisors issued a mandatory evacuation order at 4 p.m. Saturday for beachfront areas prone to stor....


A $700 million Poker Tour bet - Tuesday 12th of July 2005

Texas Dolly" is making his biggest bet ever.Poker legend Doyle "Dolly" Brunson and an unnamed investor group on Friday made a $700 million offer for WPT Enterprises Inc., a company controlled by Minnetonka businessman Lyle Berman.WPT created the Worl....


Casino plans thrown out in inquiry - Tuesday 12th of July 2005

A massive £12 million scheme to create Europes first racecourse casino in Wolverhampton has been turned down after a planning inquiry. The shock decision was announced today by Deputy Prime Minister and local government supremo John Prescott, who "c....


Israeli company to buy Casinò di Venezia - Tuesday 12th of July 2005

According to reports in the Italian media, the Casinò di Venezia Spa, will cede 90 per cent of its shares in the Vittoriosa casinò, to the Israeli company Queenco. A spokesperson for the Ministry for Roads and Urban Development confirmed that the g....


Study ties risk of problem gambling with proximity to casinos - Tuesday 12th of July 2005

Individuals who live within 10 miles of a casino or in a disadvantaged neighborhood are more likely to experience problem gambling, according to new research from UBs Research Institute on Addictions (RIA). A casino within 10 miles of home has a si....


No attack fallout reported on Strip - Tuesday 12th of July 2005

Some Strip casinos say they havent witnessed any evidence that the terrorist attacks in London Thursday morning have dampened travel to Las Vegas.A spokesman for MGM Mirage, the largest Strip operator with 11 major resorts, was reluctant to disclose ....


Biggest World Series of Poker begins - Tuesday 12th of July 2005

With a first place prize jackpot of roughly $7.5 million awaiting the winner, the World Series of Poker kicked off its nine-day championship run Thursday at the Rio with the first of three preliminary rounds.With each player (or sponsor) paying a $10....


World Poker shares up on top players bid - Tuesday 12th of July 2005

U.S. poker champion Doyle Brunson has dealt a $700 million cash bid to WPT Enterprises Inc. (NasdaqNM:WPTE - News) just days after the company known for its World Poker Tour television show launched an online gaming site. Market rumors of the bid, w....


No attack fallout reported on Strip - Tuesday 12th of July 2005

Some Strip casinos say they havent witnessed any evidence that the terrorist attacks in London Thursday morning have dampened travel to Las Vegas.A spokesman for MGM Mirage, the largest Strip operator with 11 major resorts, was reluctant to disclose ....


Osus losses likely RM28mil - Tuesday 12th of July 2005

The RM7.1million that two leading casinos in the United Kingdom are trying to recover from former Chief Minister Datuk Seri Haji Osu Sukam is understood to be only the balance of RM28mil (£4m) that he owed these establishments. It is understood tha....


B.C. not place to be with gambling problem: report - Tuesday 12th of July 2005

Bad news for gamblers in B.C. - while the province has one of the highest percentages of problem gamblers in Canada, the amount the government spends helping them is among the lowest. A recent report by the Canada West Foundation on gambling in Canad....


Poker champ makes $700M bid for WPT, stock soars - Tuesday 12th of July 2005

WPT Enterprises Inc., owner of the World Poker Tour television show, has received a unsolicited $700 million cash offer for the company from U.S. professional poker player Doyle Brunson, according to media reports. Brunson and a team of financial br....


World Poker shares up on top players bid - Tuesday 12th of July 2005

U.S. poker champion Doyle Brunson has dealt a $700 million cash bid to WPT Enterprises Inc. (NasdaqNM:WPTE - News) just days after the company known for its World Poker Tour television show launched an online gaming site. Market rumors of the bid, w....


Msian PM criticises Sukam for gambling - Tuesday 12th of July 2005

Malaysias prime minister on Thursday lambasted a senior ruling party official for chalking up a gambling debt of more than RM7 million (US$1.8 million, euro1.5 million) at a London casino.Osu Sukam (AFP pic), a former chief minister of the timber-ric....


Atlantic City moves closer to Las Vegas - Tuesday 12th of July 2005

Two years after the opening of the much-ballyhooed Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa, the citys first Las Vegas-style mega-resort, the long down-at-the-heels gambling getaway welcomes a Las Vegas-size entertainment complex overseen by the House of Blues. ....


Gambling next big industry for steel towns - Tuesday 12th of July 2005

Lorain Mayor Craig Foltin laments the fact that in the late 1980s the former steel town could have been the first U.S. city outside of Las Vegas and Atlantic City to get casino gambling.The Ohio Legislature rejected the issue, and Lorain has continue....


Gaming courses raise the stakes - Tuesday 12th of July 2005

Forget banking, consultancy or telecoms. How about running a casino? In the age of corporate social responsibility and business ethics you might think this an unlikely destination for MBA graduates, but youd be wrong. "A number of senior managers in ....


Conference highlights Net pokers popularity - Tuesday 12th of July 2005

Flanked by hostesses in slinky black dresses and introduced with blaring rock music, a group of marketing experts and attorneys gathered at a Las Vegas casino to advise online poker operators how to promote a business that both the state and federal ....


Demolition work begins on Castaways property - Tuesday 12th of July 2005

Station Casinos Inc. began demolition work inside the Castaways hotel and casino this morning and will eventually tear down all of the buildings on the site.The company hasnt yet decided what to develop on the site but has determined that the existin....


Casino staff failed to act on drugs - Tuesday 12th of July 2005

PORT Adelaide Football Club and SkyCity Casino are embroiled in a drugs controversy after casino security staff failed to take any action against a man they believed to be "snorting drugs" at a Power function.They feared the action would "sour" the c....


VIP gaming junkets a jackpot for agents - Tuesday 12th of July 2005

Junket agent Chan Koon-wah was the biggest winner in the Waldo Hotel casinos surprise success in the VIP gambling market last year.Operator Galaxy Casino paid Chan and fellow agents William Lee and Cheng Kwee HK$1.17 billion in commissions and paymen....


Trade bodies merge to form Remote Gambling Association - Tuesday 12th of July 2005

The two trade bodies representing interactive gaming and gambling companies have merged to become the Remote Gambling Association.The Association of Remote Gambling Operators (ARGO) and the Interactive Gaming, Gambling and Betting Association (IGGBA)....


Barstow Hatching Who-Needs-Vegas Plan - Tuesday 12th of July 2005

For Las Vegas-bound travelers, the city of Barstow —straddling Interstate 15 in the baking heat of the Mojave Desert — is little more than a pit stop.City leaders, however, are hoping to change the fleeting view that motorists have of the town by....


British casinos have 30 days to appeal - Tuesday 12th of July 2005

Ritz Hotel Casino Ltd and R.H.C Ltd have 30 days to appeal against a decision by the Kota Kinabalu High Court to dismiss their application to enforce an English High Court judgment against Datuk Osu Sukam. A Kuala Lumpur-based lawyer for the two comp....


Inglewoods Hollywood Park complex sold for $260 million - Tuesday 12th of July 2005

Citing an unfavorable state business climate for horse racing, the owner of Inglewoods Hollywood Park announced Wednesday it is selling the 238-acre site to Bay Meadows Land Co. for $260 million.The pending sale, scheduled to close in mid-September, ....


POKER POPULARITY: LETS MAKE A DEAL - Tuesday 12th of July 2005

Nearly two decades ago, when Johnny Chan, Doyle Brunson and the late Stu Ungar were the undisputed kings of the poker tables, fans of the game coveted owning a tough-to-come-by, limited edition World Series of Poker jacket, emblazoned with the events....


Galaxys sale would boost casino funding in Macau - Tuesday 12th of July 2005

Owner Lui Che-woos plan to turn Galaxy Casino SA into Hong Kongs first listed casino operator may give the company access to funds as it adds slot machines and roulette tables in Macau, Galaxys chief executive said.Galaxy is "confident" shareholders ....


Osus RM7.1m gambling debt - Tuesday 12th of July 2005

Kota Kinabalu: The High Court here dismissed an application by two foreign casinos to register in the High Court in Sabah and Sarawak, a Judgement obtained in the English High Court to recover RM7 million in gambling debt owed to them by former Saba....


James B. Perry Appointed CEO of Trump Entertainment Resorts, Inc. - Tuesday 12th of July 2005

-Donald J. Trump, the Chairman and largest stockholder of Trump Entertainment Resorts, Inc. (OTCBB: DJTE - News; the "Company"), has announced today that after careful consideration of several candidates, he has appointed James B. Perry as the Chief ....


Monte Carlo Millions Poker Tournament Guarantees $3 Million Prize Pool, The Largest In European History - Tuesday 12th of July 2005

The Prima Network, the worlds largest online poker network, has guaranteed the largest prize pool in European poker tournament history. Monte Carlo Millions, the worlds most exclusive poker tournament, will offer a $3 million prize pool with $1 mill....


Gamblers Personality Resembles That of Substance Abuser - Tuesday 12th of July 2005

A new study shows the personality profiles of problem gamblers resemble profiles of those with alcohol, marijuana, and nicotine-associated addictive disorders.In previous studies, it has been hard to identify personality characteristics associated wi....


SINGAPORES LEE TO MEET BUSH, VEGAS CASINO OPERATORS IN U.S. - Tuesday 12th of July 2005

PRIME MINISTERS OFFICE PRESS STATEMENT: VISIT BY PRIME MINISTER LEE HSIEN LOONG TO THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, 6-16 JULY 2005Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong will visit the US (New York, Washington DC and Las Vegas) from 6-16 July 2005.PM will meet ....


London wins right to host 2012 Olympics - Tuesday 12th of July 2005

London won the right to host the 2012 Olympics in a vote by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) pipping arch-rivals Paris in a dramatic finale.The announcement was made by IOC chief Jacques Rogge.International Olympic Committee (IOC) president....


Casinos Counsel Waiting For Instructions To Appeal On Ex-CMs Debt - Tuesday 12th of July 2005

The local counsel for Ritz Hotel Casino Ltd and R.H.C Ltd from the United Kingdom is waiting for further instructions from his clients whether to file an appeal against the Kota Kinabalu High Courts judgement on their bid to recover RM7.14 million in....


Malaysian court quashes London casinos bid to recover huge gambling debt from politician - Tuesday 12th of July 2005

A Malaysian court has quashed a London casinos bid to recover a gambling debt of more than 7 million ringgit (US$1.8 million, €1.5 million) racked up by a senior politician in Malaysias ruling party.Osu Sukam, a former chief minister of the timbe....


Tattersalls Expected To Make Strong ASX Debut - Tuesday 12th of July 2005

Shares of Australias Tattersalls Ltd. (TTS.AU) are expected to jump at least 10% when the A$2.1 billion gaming and lottery company lists on the stock exchange Thursday, according to investors.Tattersalls sold shares to institutional investors at A$3.....


Singapore PM To Meet Casino Operators During US Visit - Tuesday 12th of July 2005

Singapores Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong will meet Las Vegas casino operators during his visit to the U.S. that starts Wednesday, the government said.According to a statement from the prime ministers office, Lee will visit New York, Washington DC an....


Casino staff in pay ballot - Tuesday 12th of July 2005

AROUND 200 Glasgow casino workers are being balloted on industrial action for the second time in the last two months.Staff at the city branch of Stanley Casinos on Sauchiehall Street previously rejected a pay rise of 3.2% in June.The company has now ....


Land claim decision could affect gambling operations in New York - Tuesday 12th of July 2005

A federal court ruling has caused historic upheaval in the legal landscape regarding Indian land claims in New York, and has sent all sides scrambling to figure out whats next.Last week the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York City not only ....


Millionaires pledge on hotels and casino - Tuesday 12th of July 2005

THE millionaire owner of Liverpools Leo casino and Dolby and Campanile hotels today reassured staff by confirming they will not be sold off.Amaury Taittinger, part of the French champagne dynasty, is one of 38 family members considering offers for th....


CASINO workers on the Fylde coast are poised to accept a new pay deal - Tuesday 12th of July 2005

The workers are to be balloted on an improved pay offer and GMB union negotiators have recommended they accept the new offer.Staff at Stanley Casino, which owns casinos in Blackpool and St Annes, will decide whether to accept the improved offer of 3.....


Tribe faulted for not warning its casino patrons - Tuesday 12th of July 2005

For more than 20 years, patrons of the bingo parlors run by the Seminole Tribe of Florida who were somehow injured while waiting for their lucky number to come up routinely hired lawyers and filed negligence suits.And for more than 20 years, judges a....


Casinos bordering Yunnan closed - Tuesday 12th of July 2005

No Chinese guests, please," reads a notice at a casino in the Monglar town of Myanmar just across the border of Xishuangbanna prefecture, Yunnan Province of China. Business used to be booming for this cross-border casino, thanks to flocking Chines....


William Hill says sporting results improve - Tuesday 12th of July 2005

Leading bookmaker William Hill said on Tuesday its sporting results had improved in recent weeks and its attempts to rein in costs were bearing fruit, sending its shares higher.The company, which became the countrys biggest bookmaker with the acquis....


3 casino ship guards accused of grand theft - Tuesday 12th of July 2005

Three security guards aboard the Sterling Casino Lines cruise ship were supposed to be keeping an eye out for burglars while the ship was docked overnight at Port Canaveral.Instead, authorities say, the three men used the graveyard shift for at least....


$100,000 stolen from casino ship - Tuesday 12th of July 2005

Three Sterling Casino Lines security employees face charges of grand theft, accused of taking more than $100,000 from Sterling using a scheme to break into slot machines.Brevard County Sheriff deputies on Sunday arrested Clinton Rubaines, 22, of Titu....


N.S. signs lucrative deal with casino operators - Tuesday 12th of July 2005

The Nova Scotia government says it will start making more money from the provinces two casinos.A newly amended operating contract calls for the province to receive 44.5 per cent of casino revenues instead of just a share of the profits as it has in t....


Stanley Casino staff to be balloted on improved pay offer - Tuesday 12th of July 2005

Stanleys Casino workers will be balloted on an improved pay offer of 3.5% or £600 a year, whichever is the greater, following re-opening of pay talks as the result of the threat of Britains first ever strike action by casino workers. The new pay off....


$600m loan sought for Macau project - Tuesday 12th of July 2005

Far East Consortium International, a Hong Kong-listed hotel operator and property development, is seeking a seven-year loan of up to HK$600 million to fund its hotel and casino development in Macau, bankers familiar with the situation said.Far East,....


After slow start both Gardena, Hustler win with casino - Tuesday 12th of July 2005

When John Kery gets off from work, its time to hit the tables.The 38-year-old security guard from Inglewood gambles nearly every day and his casino of choice is the Hustler in Gardena. "Ive been here since Day One," Kery said as he opened his wallet....


Video Poker Could Face $100 Million Makeover - Tuesday 12th of July 2005

Louisianas video poker business could soon be facing a $100 million makeover.Video poker machines have taken hundreds of millions of dollars from gamblers in Louisiana since 1992, the year the first machines were installed. There are now 14,500 machi....


Too soon to tell if bingo attendance drop is due to smoking ban - Tuesday 12th of July 2005

There were fewer bingo and casino players enjoying their favourite games of chance Friday and Saturday in Edmonton, but its too early to tell if they stayed away because of the citys tough new smoking bylaw or because of the nice weather and the long....


Trumps not planning to cash out of Indiana - Tuesday 12th of July 2005

From his 26th-floor Manhattan office, Donald Trump professes his love and respect for Indiana. For his riverboat in Gary. For state gambling regulators. And even for Indianapolis Colts quarterback Peyton Manning.Trump, the king of superlatives, has s....


WORLD SERIES OF POKER: Downtown Dealt Out - Tuesday 12th of July 2005

On a pleasant weekday afternoon, the ABC Store on Fremont Street had its usual array of shoppers looking to buy a cold drink, grab a snack or purchase an inexpensive Las Vegas souvenir. But assistant store manager Sol Cagauan said something was missi....


Ilitch enmeshed in N.Y. casino dispute - Tuesday 12th of July 2005

In Detroit, Marian Ilitch is a well-known figure. In Southampton, N.Y., the matriarch of her familys pizza-sports-gambling empire is a virtual unknown. Yet Ilitch has thrust herself into the center of a bitter controversy by bankrolling efforts by a ....


Six proposed casinos may be a losers bet - Tuesday 12th of July 2005

Despite flat revenue growth at Michigans 16 Indian casinos, proposals for six new ones are on the table while critics argue that the state cant support more casinos without taking business away from existing gaming houses, including MGM Grand, Greekt....


Poker professionals face the ultimate challenge: how to bluff a robot - Tuesday 12th of July 2005

In a vast, glitzy gaming room in Las Vegas, two poker players will soon be steeling themselves for a marathon card game. One will be struggling to conceal his nerves, all the more so because he knows his opponent will have none.For this will be no or....


£4m Lotto claim with 35 minutes left - Tuesday 12th of July 2005

A MYSTERY Lotto ticketholder came forward to claim a £4m prize - minutes before the deadline. But the would-be millionaire has still not produced the winning ticket. The person contacted Lottery operator Camelot at 4.55pm - 35 minutes before the 5.3....


Last roll of the dice as Russia cracks down on casinos - Tuesday 12th of July 2005

The Kremlin hopes legislation will remove temptation from gambling addicts, writes Andrew Osborn in Moscow The Kremlin has declared war on a vice that has bewitched and impoverished Russians for centuries, ensnaring everyone from 19th century writer ....


Darkness falls on paradise island - Tuesday 12th of July 2005

A Caribbean island is facing economic disaster, a judges son is under arrest and America is fixated by the search for a beautiful lost blonde, reports Paul Harris in Aruba From the top of the Hooiberg hill you can see all of the tiny island of Aruba,....


Mexican fighter dies after Vegas bout - Tuesday 12th of July 2005

Mexico City super lightweight boxer Martin Sanchez died in a Las Vegas hospital Saturday after being injured in a fight at The Orleans hotel-casino in Las Vegas on Friday night.Sanchez, 26, lost on a ninth round knockout to Russia’s Rustam Nugaev, ....


Legalizing VLTs no answer, Ontario detective says - Tuesday 12th of July 2005

Nova Scotia Premier John Hamms argument that government-regulated video lottery terminals keep underground machines at bay doesnt stand up, and legal VLTs simply worsen gamblings social problems by fostering addicts, a detective with Ontarios Illegal....


Station plans Reno casino near convention center - Tuesday 12th of July 2005

Station Casinos Inc. announced plans Friday to build a boutique hotel-casino across South Virginia Street from the Reno-Sparks Convention Center ­— choosing a hotly debated parcel for its second local project announced this year.“We will do a ve....


Holding hands with lady luck - Tuesday 12th of July 2005

How poker has emerged from the back room into big business and popular culture MIDNIGHT at the Gutshot Poker Club and the players are hunched over the felt. The pot is now worth several thousand pounds, some of them mine. A thin rime of sweat glist....


World Series of Poker not just man’s game - Tuesday 12th of July 2005

No woman has won the prestigious no-limit Texas Hold ’em main event at the World Series of Poker. In fact, in the tournament’s 35-year history, only one woman has made it to the final table.But this year, several women have established themselves....


PartyGaming float boosts Galas £2bn listing plan - Tuesday 12th of July 2005

Gala Group, the bingo and casino business, said its hopes of floating the business had been boosted by the success of PartyGaming, the online gambling company that made its £4.6bn market debut this week. Neil Goulden, the chief executive of Gala, sa....


Hotel Casino planned for Kingston seawall - Tuesday 12th of July 2005

The Kingston seawall could soon be the site of a massive hotel and casino, with construction possibly starting within a few months. The plans have been designed by Urbahn Architects and will see the building, with as many as 320 rooms, constructed on....


$1 deal for Vegas slogan defended - Tuesday 12th of July 2005

Representatives of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority and its longtime advertising agency this week said Novembers $1 deal transferring ownership of the popular "What happens here, stays here" slogan from the authority to its creators at....


Gaming stocks rebound in quarter - Tuesday 12th of July 2005

After a rocky three months, gaming stocks closed 2005s second quarter on an uptick, a Las Vegas index showed. Both casino operators and equipment manufacturers showed increases in their average daily prices during June. The Applied Analysis Gaming In....


Landrys exec denies there is deal with Tamares - Tuesday 12th of July 2005

An executive with the Landrys restaurant chain said his company has no plans in the works to buy property from Tamares Group, the landlord and financial backer of Barrick Gaming Corp. that recently purchased Barricks downtown casinos."Theres no deal ....


Station purchases another Reno site for development - Tuesday 12th of July 2005

Station Casinos Inc. has struck a third deal to buy land in Reno, taking a gamble that the market is ripe for locals casinos of the type the company has built across Las Vegas.The company has entered into an agreement to lease, with an option to purc....


Southern Baptists cancel plans to help find gambling machines - Tuesday 12th of July 2005

South Carolinas largest religious denomination has canceled plans to help police find illegal gambling machines.The South Carolina Baptist Convention wont be partnering with the State Law Enforcement Division to seek out the illegal machines, the gro....


Woman auctions forehead for tattoo for $10,000 - Tuesday 12th of July 2005

For $10,000, Kari Smiths forehead was tattooed with "GoldenPalace.com," the Web address of a gambling site.The 30-year-old Bountiful woman, who auctioned the forehead advertising space on eBay, said the money will give her 11-year-old son, Brady, a p....


PartyGaming stakes get higher - Tuesday 12th of July 2005

Online casino operator PartyGaming was the main talking point in a London market that briefly touched a three-year high yesterday. As unconditional trading commenced, its shares rose 10p to 149p - extending their gains since Mondays £4.6bn flotation....


Kilpatrick has plan to tax winners at Detroits casinos - Tuesday 12th of July 2005

Everybody loves a winner, and Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick is no exception.In his latest bid to find new sources of revenue for his cash-strapped city, Kilpatrick said he expects Detroit to begin imposing its income tax on players who win at the th....


$10 million infusion is approved for Barrick - Tuesday 12th of July 2005

Employees and suppliers of four downtown Las Vegas casinos will get paid thanks to regulators approval Wednesday of a plan to invest $10 million to keep the parent company afloat.Tamares Barrick Las Vegas Properties LLC, the company that helped finan....


Measure to restrict casinos to Indian land moves along - Tuesday 12th of July 2005

Legislation that would make it difficult, if not impossible, to build an Indian casino near San Francisco sailed out of a key U.S. Senate committee yesterday, a clear sign that growing concerns about off-reservation casinos have taken hold in the nat....


Barrick Gaming Sells Four Downtown Casinos - Tuesday 12th of July 2005

The company that Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman touted as the savior of downtown is being bought out. Barrick Gaming operated four downtown casinos for 18 months. In that time they missed interest payments on their loans and now are in danger of not b....


Crown Casino part of drug ring - Tuesday 12th of July 2005

MELBOURNES Crown Casino was the meeting place of a multimillion-dollar heroin syndicate, a court was told tonight.The alleged syndicate, arrested today, was lead by a woman known as "Mum Cuong" who used her own son and a 77-year-old man to distribute....


Public takes punt on Partygaming - Tuesday 12th of July 2005

Shares in Partygaming, owner of the Partypoker website, have risen 3% as trading opened to members of the public for the first time. Institutional investors have been able to trade the stock since Monday, and the shares, which launched at 116 pence, ....


Online gaming may recruit Costa Rica in its U.S. push - Tuesday 12th of July 2005

The international gaming industry is apparently eyeing Central America as a viable entry point to more freely expand Internet gambling in the lucrative U.S. market, including Utah, where such games are not legal.      The Office of the U.S. Trade ....


Number of gambling venues set to fall in Moscow - Tuesday 12th of July 2005

The Moscow Duma, the capitals legislature, passed a bill on gambling business in Moscow in the first reading Wednesday. The bill stipulates general requirements for the location of casinos, amusement arcades, and bookmakers offices in the capital, an....


Pokie maker looks mug punter with $11m loss - Tuesday 12th of July 2005

Shares in poker machine maker Ainsworth Game Technology plunged 17 per cent after it said it was expecting to report a net loss of approximately $11 million in 2004/05 following lower than expected sales.The companys expenses were also much higher th....


Mashantucket Pequots announce plans for Caribbean resort casino - Tuesday 12th of July 2005

The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation, which operates Foxwoods Resort Casino, said Wednesday that it plans to build a 600-acre resort and casino in the U.S. Virgin Islands, the latest move by an Indian tribe to expand operations off tribal land.The t....