Casino and Gambling news stories from May 2007

Nevada problem gambling bill expected to pass - Wednesday 23rd of May 2007

by Arnold M. KnightlyLas Vegas Gaming WireNEVADA The Assembly Ways and Means Committee is scheduled to discuss legislation today that would make state funding of problem gambling treatment and research permanent.A vote on Senate Bill 453 could a....


Adelaide casino might be for sale - Wednesday 23rd of May 2007

AUSTRALIA As reported by the Sydney Morning Herald: "The Adelaide casino could soon be on the auction block, with James Packer's Publishing & Broadcasting Ltd likely to be the only bidder after New Zealand gaming company SkyCity Entertainment Gr....


Dealers turn the tables on Wynn - Wednesday 23rd of May 2007

Days after casino boss Steve Wynn notified dealers in a closed-door meeting that frontline supervisors would be included in their tip-pooling agreements, allegations were posted on a Web site popular among dealers that Wynn insulted them for taking h....


FIRST AIRPORT BETTING SHOP OPENED - Wednesday 23rd of May 2007

The first airport betting shop in Britain has opened at East Midlands Airport.Creating eight new jobs, Ladbrokes has opened a departure lounge branch opposite Gate 15.The company says it has been "inundated" with requests from travellers spending hou....


$23 million Lotto mystery solved - Wednesday 23rd of May 2007

A 12-MONTH investigation involving detectives, accountants, lawyers and government agencies has solved the mystery of Queenslands $23m lottery win.A Brisbane northside man – believed to be a middle-aged battler – will be presented with the massive ei....


Baptist churches learn to coexist with neighbor Seminole Hard Rock casino - Monday 21st of May 2007

When Hurricane Wilma knocked out power at the First Seminole Indian Baptist Church, help came from a neighbor that never rests, even on Sunday.Services were moved next door, to the 24-hour casino at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, near Hollywo....


Labors gambling claims nonsense - Monday 21st of May 2007

ACADEMICS have slammed claims by the State Government it has halved problem gambling and have called Responsible Gambling Awareness Week, to be launched today by Gaming Minister Daniel Andrews, a farce.Victoria University economist James Doughney sai....


Casino battle royale - Monday 21st of May 2007

Two of the worlds richest, flashiest casinos soar above rural corners of southern New England, and now the Mashpee Wampanoag Indian tribe of Massachusetts wants to make it three.The tribe, which needs to work out an agreement with the state, predicts....


Joe Hachem Joins Board of the World Poker Association - Monday 21st of May 2007

Joe Hachem, the popular Australian poker pro who won the 2005 World Series of Poker will serve on the World Poker Associations Board of Directors and as an officer (Secretary). Hachem will be the organizations face during a major membership drive to ....


Exclusive - Camerons views on Blackpool casino - Monday 21st of May 2007

TORY leader David Cameron has told The Gazette he would not support two supercasino licences being handed out.Speculation has been rife the Government could propose giving licences to both Manchester and Blackpool in order to break the stalemate on g....


UAW files objections against Trump Marina Hotel and Casino - Monday 21st of May 2007

Says company violated workers’ rights to fair and free election The UAW yesterday filed objections with the National Labor Relations Board against Trump Marina Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City. Trump Marina full- and part-time dealers, dual-rate dea....


Gaming commission ends contractors management of tribal casinos - Monday 21st of May 2007

Employees of 2 casinos run by the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes in Oklahoma will take over management after a 5-year contract extension with an outside contractor was nullified.Tribal Governor Darrell Flyingman (FLY-ing man) says control will pass Satu....


Crown running on empty? - Friday 18th of May 2007

A week after its grand opening, the Crown Macau is struggling to attract visitors to its five-floor casino, according to spot checks conducted by Destination Macau.Our latest visit was shortly before noon today, when we walked into the newest casino,....


Guangdong cracks down on Macau ads - Friday 18th of May 2007

Macau hotels will find it increasingly difficult to advertise in Guangdong for the remainder of 2007, senior media sources in Guangdong have told Destination Macau.“I’m sorry,” one media executive said on condition of anonymity. “We cannot take any n....


Casino buyout clears hurdle - Friday 18th of May 2007

Anthony Marnell III started out small in getting back into the casino operating business. Purchasing two of Laughlins largest casinos, he figured, was the logical next step for his management team.The Gaming Control Board gave Marnell and the investm....


Trump Entertainment Cites Potential Buyer - Friday 18th of May 2007

Trump Entertainment Resorts Inc. said a potential buyer could be in the wings for the company, sending its stock price up 10% in after-market trading.The news comes two months after Trump hired Merrill Lynch & Co. to explore strategic options for the....


Headlines News Archive View Point Archive Timeline Forum Could David Carruthers be the savior of Internet betting - Friday 18th of May 2007

David Carruthers isn’t the only Internet gambling boss facing serious jail time for his involvement in that industry, but he is the only one who seems willing to take on the U.S. over its laws against online betting.Carruthers is the former CEO of U.....


BOOKIE STAFF CATCH LONDON GANG - Wednesday 16th of May 2007

Members of a west London gang who stole from 85 bookmakers were caught thanks to the vigilance of staff at a Derby betting shop.The 16-strong crew made more than £55,000 in the scam against Ladbrokes shops from Yorkshire to Devon.Ladbrokes staff in D....


With a winning hand like this, casinos do not have to bluff - Wednesday 16th of May 2007

You do not have to be a cheerleader for casinos to applaud the conduct of the gaming industry in Mississippi. Since the first casino opened in Biloxi on Aug. 1, 1992, more than $30 billion in revenue has flowed through the states casinos on the Coast....


Publicans to seek gaming law change - Wednesday 16th of May 2007

Rural publicans are to mount a campaign to change the law to allow them install a limited number of gaming machines in pubs to increase their turnover. Currently, slot machines are not allowed in pubs. Login or subscribe for more.....


Inquiry into casino deal demanded - Tuesday 15th of May 2007

Bournemouth Borough Council signed the contract with Trevor Osborne Property Group on 3 May as voting was under way. On coming into power, the new Tory administration vowed to stop the casino plan, only to find out later that the deal had already bee....


Casinos - Tuesday 15th of May 2007

Asked if the Prime Ministers comments earlier today implied that Blackpool could now get a casino, and would this need a change in legislation, the PMOS replied that there was a review process going on where Ministers were considering how to proceed.....


Swansea predicted to be UK’s leisure hotspot - Tuesday 15th of May 2007

THE owner of Wales’ newest casino yesterday boasted it would become the country’s number one leisure destination within a year.Multi-millionaire Damien Aspinall, who is planning a string of glitzy gambling outlets across Britain, made the claim yeste....


CITYS NEW CASINO SET FOR SEPTEMBER OPENING DATE - Tuesday 15th of May 2007

Aspers Casino in Swansea will open its doors to the public for the first time on September 6.Boss Damian Aspinall was in Swansea yesterday to announce the official opening of the Salubrious Place gambling emporium. With £7 million fit-out costs, the ....


Gambling chief at a loss over casino - Tuesday 15th of May 2007

THE minister in charge of gambling has admitted the government has `not got a position on how to take forward Manchesters supercasino bid.Richard Caborn told the M.E.N. his department was still considering its next steps after the House of Lords bloc....