Casino and Gambling news stories from Nov 2006

Casinos go digital - Tuesday 28th of November 2006

Casino operators nationwide are set to re-invest millions into their surveillance departments in order to replace aging analog recording devices with new digital technology. While the upgrades might mean some will lose their jobs, it could also revol....


Activists ask Rendell to veto bill allowing free drinks at casinos - Tuesday 28th of November 2006

Critics of the General Assembly, who raised a big ruckus last year in opposing a legislative pay raise, are now calling on Gov. Ed Rendell to veto a measure permitting unlimited free drinks to be served at slot machine casinos.The protestors include ....


Green light for playing poker in pubs - Monday 27th of November 2006

THE government is paving the way for a gambling bonanza in Britain’s pubs by easing restrictions on playing card games including poker for money in bars. Any pub will be free to hold poker games for cash under reforms to the gambling laws to be int....


Falconer’s 13 meetings with casino group - Monday 27th of November 2006

LORD FALCONER was yesterday dragged into a dispute over plans for a supercasino at the Millennium Dome when it emerged he had met representatives of the American billionaire behind the venture 13 times. One of the meetings came on the eve of the gove....


Landrys takes a gamble - Monday 27th of November 2006

A shark-filled aquarium, five restaurants, 1,300 blinking slot machines. At the Golden Nugget hotel and casino, Tilman Fertitta is in his element.Last year, the head of Houston-based Landrys Restaurants engineered the purchase of the downtown Las Veg....


Tribal casino tries to dip into Laughlins customer base - Monday 27th of November 2006

When Nevadas first American Indian-run casino opened here in 1995, it didnt draw much attention. The Fort Mohave Tribal Council built the Avi for just $47 million and its 25,000-square-foot casino wasnt considered competition to the corporate-owned p....


Free Drinks at Casinos - Monday 27th of November 2006

It stands to reason: If youre feeling no pain while standing in front of a slot machine, youll be less likely to sweat the small stuff.Like whether youre gambling away the rent money.No wonder casinos across the land have sought permission from autho....


Casino puts puzzled petrels in a spin - Monday 27th of November 2006

They are not the first young things drawn to SkyCity Casinos bright lights - and left dazed by the experience. But for fledgling Cooks petrels the problem is navigation, not the lure of filthy lucre.Since Pacific rats were eradicated from Little Barr....


Casinos — legal or illegal? - Monday 27th of November 2006

There is no provision in the laws of Trinidad and Tobago which provides for the operation of casinos or for that matter “Private Members Clubs.? Casino owners claim that they are operating as “Private Members Clubs.? What is that? Chapter 21:....


Right royale race to win casino bid - Monday 27th of November 2006

At least six developers and operators have joined the race to bring Las Vegas-style gaming to Yarmouth seafront, it emerged last night.It has been revealed that casino schemes being considered for the site of the resorts ageing Marina Centre would be....


UK govt clears latest 29 casino applications - Thursday 23rd of November 2006

About half of the casino owners who rushed in applications for additional venues ahead of new regulation in April 2006 have already cleared the first hurdle, Britains Gambling Commission said on Thursday.The Commission -- the first hurdle the casino....


New Sun International casino to boost tourism in Cape - Thursday 23rd of November 2006

Cape Town - Sun Internationals newest casino complex, which opened yesterday in the country town of Worcester, 110km from Cape Town, was expected to boost tourism and employment in the Breede River valley, according to general manager Felicia Roman.B....


Tien loses revamped Lantau casino bid - Thursday 23rd of November 2006

The government has refused to even consider building a casino anywhere in Hong Kong, siding with majorities in both the functional and geographical constituencies in the Legislative Council.The comment came as Legco Wednesday voted down a motion rais....


Gamblers jailed for $750,000 casino scam - Thursday 23rd of November 2006

Four Chinese nationals and an Australian citizen have all received jail sentences for their involvement in a sophisticated $750,000 casino gambling scam.Four men - Songtao Zhao, 35, Haibin Shao, 40, Zhigang Liu, 35, and Jianwen Liu, 40, all Chinese n....


Slot machine group Talarius sold to Australians for £137m - Thursday 23rd of November 2006

The operator of the Quicksilver chain of slot machine gaming centres agreed yesterday to be taken over by a joint venture controlled by Australias biggest lottery operator and Macquarie Bank. Talarius was sold for 270p a share in cash - a 3.3 per cen....