Casino and Gambling news stories from Oct 2008

Gambling committee chief opposes betting machines - Tuesday 21st of October 2008

THE FINE Gael TD asked by the Government to chair an all-party committee on gambling has said he is happy for electronic gaming machines to be excluded from its remit.Seán Barrett says that he is personally opposed to any change that would see the ma....


Macau casino faces delay in opening - Friday 17th of October 2008

JAMES PACKERS Macau casino joint venture has been tipped to delay the opening of its $2.4 billion casino and hotel project by three months amid a downturn in the worlds largest casino market.The company is relying on the City of Dreams to win back so....


London Hippodrome to become a casino - Wednesday 15th of October 2008

London Hippodrome is set to be converted into a casino, after United Leisure Gaming was finally successful in its application for a licence on the site. Initial attempts to secure a gaming licence for the venue were turned down, but one has now been ....


Casinos to create thousands of jobs - Wednesday 15th of October 2008

UP TO 3,000 jobs could be generated in Ireland if the Government pushes ahead with plans to regulate casinos.The claim came from the Gaming and Leisure Association of Ireland who also believe as much as €50million could be generated for the exchequer....


Wheel spins at Leeds casino for last time - Wednesday 15th of October 2008

AS house prices tumble and the credit crunch bites even harder, life can feel like one big game of roulette.But at one famous Leeds casino, the wheel has spun for the last time, more than 40 years after the first poker game was won.The slot machines ....


Casino plan gets go-ahead - Monday 6th of October 2008

CONTROVERSIAL plans for a late-night casino on the edge of Lancaster have been approved - despite opposition from ward councillors. The gambling centre at Riversway House in Morecambe Road, will open from 6pm-4am seven days a week and could create ar....


PartyCasino Adds Live Online Dealer Gambling - Sunday 5th of October 2008

PartyCasino has recently teamed up with EvolutionGaming to offer an exciting new way to play your favourite games! With Live Dealer Online Casino games, PartyCasino aims to increase the variety and quality of fun casino games available to its loyal p....


Poker player plays cards right to go pro - Sunday 5th of October 2008

An amateur who started playing two years ago joins the world’s elite after winning £81,000Until recently, Chris Elliot delivered pizzas by night and played internet poker by day. But last week his life changed for ever when he won £81,000 after makin....


Online casino to spin into history - Saturday 4th of October 2008

NINE years after Lasseters opened the worlds first regulated online casino, that history-making casino is about to be consigned to history.Its shares have been in suspension for almost a month following its $15.5 million loss last financial year, to ....


Gambling cheats con business - Wednesday 1st of October 2008

A GANG of professional gambling cheats travelled hundreds of miles across the country to con casinos out of money.Robert Evans, 36, of Broadlead Road, Burnage, Manchester, was one of three men well known to security staff as some of the most skilled ....


Miami casino deal could have a benefit - Wednesday 1st of October 2008

In polite company, we would talk about the shabby streets north of downtown Miami in terms of poverty and disrepair and official neglect.But for reporters sent in to cover murders or police shootings or strange doings, it was the sheer screaming dang....


Casino On Ice - Wednesday 1st of October 2008

The chief architect of a proposed resort casino in western Maine’s Oxford County outlined design plans Tuesday, and the company said it hoped to announce a specific location for the $150 million proje For scientists, this years ice season was like th....


Casino details revealed - Wednesday 1st of October 2008

The chief architect of a proposed resort casino in western Maine’s Oxford County outlined design plans Tuesday, and the company said it hoped to announce a specific location for the $150 million project before the end of next week. Officials of the O....


Schwarzenegger OKs 5,000 slots at Red Hawk - Wednesday 1st of October 2008

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed a bill allowing Red Hawk Casino, which is under construction in Shingle Springs, to operate up to 5,000 slot machines.The casino, owned by the Shingle Springs Band of Miwok, is being built and will be operated by Lak....