Casino and Gambling news stories from Jul 2007

Dynamo hits the jackpot with Grosvenor Casinos win - Thursday 26th of July 2007

Dynamo has beaten five agencies to scoop the brief to deliver a number of local promotional campaigns for the nationwide gaming chain. Dynamoís creativity coupled with an experienced account team were the key factors that landed them the prize accoun....


Gamblers caught out by betting syndicate scam - Thursday 26th of July 2007

THEY must have thought theyd hit the jackpot.Instead, hundreds of unsuspecting gamblers hunting an edge to help them beat the bookies have been conned out of tens of thousands of pounds by an unscrupulous Hampshire-based scam.The scam, which has now ....


Council presses for super casino - Thursday 26th of July 2007

Council leader Sir Richard Leese met with Prime Minister Gordon Brown last week who told them a casino was not "dead in the water". The government has said it wants a review of the issue which will be led by Salford MP Hazel Blears. Sir Richard Leese....


Casinos dont lead to more problem gambling - Thursday 26th of July 2007

While I agree with much of your editorial as it relates to Torontos budgetary woes, I must correct the misconceptions it contains with regard to casinos, policing and problem gambling. The research-supported facts are that casinos require no more pol....


Gaming Board OKs plans to move Rock Island casino inland - Thursday 26th of July 2007

Illinois gambling regulators signed off on plans Monday to move the Casino Rock Island to a new $150 million complex with a hotel, conference facilities and a third more gaming tables.The long-planned move from a riverboat in downtown Rock Island to ....


WOOD CALLS ON MP TO SUPPORT CASINO - Thursday 26th of July 2007

The second casino plan for Torbay is still troubling political opponents in the resort.Lib-dem MP Adrian Sanders and his Conservative rival for the constituency seat in Parliament are taking different stances.Mr Sanders is still is calling for a refe....


Packer shocks with Vegas casino - Thursday 26th of July 2007

ANALYSTS have been surprised at the scale of new plans by James Packers Publishing and Broadcasting Limited for its North American gambling operations, after its Crown Las Vegas consortium lodged documents with Nevada authorities outlining plans to b....


Mail blocks controversial gambling site - Thursday 26th of July 2007

Daily Mail publisher Associated Newspapers has blocked access to its gambling website mailbingo.com after campaigners raised concerns about the type of games available on the site.The Observer revealed last week that an unusual alliance of church lea....


Im no rat, says tycoon on casino deal - Thursday 26th of July 2007

Durban businessman Vivian Reddy has rejected accusations that he broke a promise to donate a multimillion-rand building to the Newcastle community and pocketed a huge profit by selling it to the same community.Reddys Balele Leisure Group bought the I....


Gambling Bill does not herald major changes - Thursday 26th of July 2007

Regarding the report "Major gambling changes on cards" (The Mercury, July 19) in which I was quoted, I would like to correct some misperceptions. In general, the contents of the KwaZulu-Natal Gaming and Betting Bill, 2007 do not herald major changes ....


Casino ship captain fined $15,000 - Thursday 26th of July 2007

The Panamanian captain of casino ship Niobe Corinthian has been fined $15,000 for illegally importing 100 gaming machines into Bermuda. Fermin Alfonso Reyes, 30, was found guilty along with the shipís manager George Kezas, 72, after a trial that firs....


Macau beats Vegas at its own game - Thursday 26th of July 2007

Take 1,000 blackjack tables, hundreds of roulette wheels and a network of fake Venetian canals.Spice with a bevy of Playboy bunnies and the occasional squad of Premier League football players, sweeten with a gambling-mad population of more than a bil....


Oceans 11 gang foiled in bid to cash in on poker tournament - Thursday 26th of July 2007

It was a plot straight out of the Hollywood. A daring gang of gamblers attempted a sophisticated, high-stakes heist on a casino frequented by the stars.But this time the plotters were caught: police in New Jersey have just released details of how the....


NETeller leaves Israeli online gambling market - Thursday 26th of July 2007

NETeller Plc. announced this week it will be changing its services in the Israeli market. The company will no longer be processing online gambling transactions from residents of Israel."Recent legal developments have increased the uncertainty regardi....


Woodlands to get 800 slot machines - Thursday 26th of July 2007

The Woodlands will get 800 slot machines, the Kansas Lottery Commission decided Wednesday.Thatís the same as a race track in Wichita. A track in southeast Kansas will get 600 slots.The allocation was part of the rules and regulations adopted unanimou....


Electronic table games coming to Atlantic City - Thursday 26th of July 2007

New Jersey gaming regulators Wednesday approved a new form of electronic gambling to help Atlantic Cityís casinos counter extra competition from slot parlors in surrounding states.The new regulations allow for live testing of electronic versions of p....


No more licences for foreign casino workers, Govt told - Thursday 26th of July 2007

The Union of Members Clubs and Lottery Workers (UMCLW) is demanding that Government put a hold on granting licences and work permits to foreigners as a way of dealing with the reported foreign infiltration and alleged "foreign Mafia" in the gaming in....


Casino robbed of $100,000 - Thursday 26th of July 2007

Thieves stole close to $100,000 during an armed robbery at a casino in San Fernando on Tuesday night. At 10 p.m., police said the men with pump-action shotguns went into the Club Avenue 5 casino in Duncan Village, San Fernando. They disarmed security....


Church opposes new gambling proposals in Turks and Caicos Islands - Wednesday 25th of July 2007

The opponents say they are worried about the effect the change it will have on local life.Premier Michael Misick said his government intends to remove gambling restrictions on islanders, by allowing residents earning at least $50,000 per year, to bec....


Celebrations as casino plans given a reprieve - Wednesday 25th of July 2007

OFFICIALS in Middlesbrough were celebrating last night after the Government said laws would be introduced to save the towns threatened casino scheme.Culture Secretary James Purnell pledged legislation to rescue plans for 16 casinos, following the dec....


MP happy with casino blow - Wednesday 25th of July 2007

MANCHESTER MP John Leech has welcomed the latest blow to plans for a supercasino in the city.After Gordon Brown questioned whether a casino was the right way to regenerate the area, Culture Secretary James Purnell put another nail in the coffin of th....


Casino dead in the water - Wednesday 25th of July 2007

PLANS to build a large casino in Newham are "dead in the water", say the Christian Peoples Alliance.They have pointed to a survey which shows most local people are against such a development, and comments by Prime Minister Gordon Brown last week.The ....


Numbers not up for Casino - Wednesday 25th of July 2007

Culture Secretary James Purnell yesterday threw a lifeline to Baths casino bid just days after it looked to have been doomed by Gordon Brown. He said new laws would be introduced to rescue the threatened scheme, following the decision to pull the plu....


Poker man has eye on jackpot - Wednesday 25th of July 2007

Poker professional Jonathan Kalmar from Chorley could be set to hit the jackpot in the States.The 33 year old is in the final nine contestants of the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas which has an $8m prize on offer.Thousands of players are attracte....


First casino opened doors in Belgrade - Monday 9th of July 2007

Grand Casino company opened Saturday at the Yugoslavia Hotel the first casino in Belgrade that bears the name of the Serbian capital, Radio Televizija Serbia (RTS) reported. Only part of the casino spanning 700 sq m was opened, by the end of the year....


When the chips are down - Monday 9th of July 2007

It was clear Evan Davies had become the wrong man for the job. So a rise in share price rewarded Sky City for his exit as chief executive. But has Sky City got the right culture for recovery? If it hasnt, the board has failed on governance. So a chan....


Man spends two days adrift before rescue - Monday 9th of July 2007

A 49-year-old man spent more than two days clinging to his capsized canoe before being rescued miles off Egmont Key on Thursday night, authorities said.When found by a casino boat about 8 p.m., the man was conscious and talking but dehydrated, sunbur....


COUNCIL IN CASINO TALKS - Monday 9th of July 2007

Swansea Council leaders have agreed the next step in securing a new breed of super-casino for the city.Swansea was one of 17 cities to be awarded one of the new gambling licences during a wide-ranging government consultation.However, a legal challeng....


Smoking ban a plus and problem for English firms - Monday 9th of July 2007

With a ban on smoking in all enclosed public spaces coming into force in England on Sunday, analysts predict nightclubs, casinos and bingo firms will be hardest hit while restaurants will be the biggest beneficiaries.England will fall into line with ....


California Legislature approves huge expansion of Indian gambling - Monday 9th of July 2007

The Legislature removed a key hurdle to passing a state budget Thursday, agreeing to allow four Indian tribes to expand casino gambling in exchange for hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue to the state.The action ended what had been a lengthy l....