Casino and Gambling news stories from Sep 2007

Football pools shape up to take on national lottery - Monday 17th of September 2007

DEREK THOMAS started as a door-to-door collector for Littlewoods football pools 35 years ago, picking up the coupons from customers in Newbury, Berkshire.Back then, more than 10m people � about a third of the adult population � played the pools a....


£5.6m staked on new casino - Monday 17th of September 2007

More than £5 million is to be ploughed into developing Bradfords first casino hotel.The company behind the prestigious Clermont Club casino in Mayfair, London, wants to create a gaming club in the basement of the historic Midland Hotel.Regulations n....


Gala Casinos overhauls loyalty scheme - Monday 17th of September 2007

Gala Casinos is poised to overhaul and expand its Fortune loyalty scheme and has appointed former Boots marketing manager Amy Corbett to oversee the launch. Corbett, who takes the same role, will report to marketing director Andy Goram.Gala says the ....


Vegas monorail finds it difficult to get on track - Monday 17th of September 2007

Can the Las Vegas Monorail double down to avoid going bust?Three years after beginning operations, the four-mile, $650-million private rail line that stretches from behind the MGM Grand to the Sahara hotel-casino is attracting about 22,285 riders a d....


Casino revenue, smoking ban / Hazy connection? - Monday 17th of September 2007

Harrahs Entertainment Inc.s four Atlantic City casinos are going to have entirely smoke-free casino floors. Tropicana Casino and Resort and Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino plan to have the same thing. All three companies will build nongambling smoking l....


Australian treasurer wants fewer poker machines - Monday 17th of September 2007

Australias treasurer, Peter Costello, says he would like to see fewer poker machines across the nation.Earlier this week, the leader of the opposition Labor party, Kevin Rudd, criticised state Labor governments for depending too heavily on poker mach....


Naomi Campbell’s casino venture may put rare turtles in the soup - Monday 17th of September 2007

The supermodel Naomi Campbell has shocked conservationists over plans for a hotel and casino complex on a coastal sanctuary for turtles in Kenya. Protesters say that the scheme in the Indian Ocean resort town of Malindi, put forward by the supermodel....


Casino would buy Miami Jai-Alai if slots OKd - Monday 17th of September 2007

If Miami-Dade County voters decide in January to allow slot machines at the countys parimutuels, the election could trigger the sale of venerable Miami Jai-Alai to a company that already owns casinos in Broward County and the Bahamas.The Isle of Capr....