Casino and Gambling news stories from Sep 2008

Greek lottery firm buys into Melco unit - Monday 29th of September 2008

Sports lottery manager Melco LottVentures (8198) said an Athens-listed gaming technology and services provider Intralot is set to become its second- largest stakeholder by acquiring a 20.6 percent stake for HK$305 million.Melco International Developm....


Hippodrome could become a casino - Saturday 27th of September 2008

From dancing penguins, performing elephants and polar bears to star turns from the likes of Judy Garland and Frank Sinatra Ė the Hippodrome in its heyday was a byword for glamour and excess. Now an ambitious attempt to revive Londonís landmark to 195....


Gambling arcade plans rejected - Tuesday 23rd of September 2008

Controversial plans to open a gambling arcade on a Lancashire high street have been thrown out.A bid was lodged to turn the former Woolwich building society, on the corner of Lune Street and Fishergate, Preston, into an over-18s slot machine centre. ....


Busty babes are casino bait - Monday 22nd of September 2008

A LAS Vegas hotel is stocking its pool with topless strippers to lure punters into its gambling den. The partnership between the Rio Hotel and Casino and the neighbouring Sapphire gentlemenís club sees the hotel pool kept stocked up with bare-breaste....


Online gambling will soon be a safer bet - Sunday 21st of September 2008

For now, though, itís illegal in most forms offered on your PC, writes Andrew Gillingham.The National Gambling Amendment Act is set to open the door for companies to apply for online gambling licences.Online gambling operations based outside the coun....


Couple started casino cheating system that netted millions - Wednesday 17th of September 2008

When the dealer at Table #206 at Ontarios Casino Rama started flipping cards for a mini-baccarat game, there was little doubt among the high rollers who would win. On that hand, dealt at 8:42 p.m. on Oct. 24, 2003, two players raked in $6,500. That w....


Jamaica gambling outfit to list locally - Wednesday 17th of September 2008

A Jamaican lottery gambling outfit is planning to list on Trinidad and Tobagos Stock Exchange. Lottery games provider Supreme Ventures, which is already listed on the Jamaican stock market, has applied to cross-list in Port of Spain as a new option t....


More details on NEC casino scheme - Wednesday 10th of September 2008

The NEC in the West Midlands has announced more details about plans for a leisure and entertainment complex which would cost at least £90m. The facility, which it is hoped will be built in time to open in 2012, would be known as Resorts World At The ....


Rank boss hits out over bingo club closures - Tuesday 9th of September 2008

Ian Burke, the chief executive of bingo and casino group Rank, has hit out at Labours "myopic and inconsistent policy-making", joining the chorus of leisure bosses publicly criticising Gordon Browns Government. In a letter to The Daily Telegraph, Mr ....


DEAL BUT NO DEALER - Tuesday 2nd of September 2008

Automated game at Excalibur eliminates dealer; players opinions so far uneven A Las Vegas poker dealer, who for obvious reasons did not want to give his name, had conflicting reactions while trying out the new electronic poker tables at the Excalibur....


Macau casinos could benefit from loosening of travel restrictions between China and Taiwan - Tuesday 2nd of September 2008

Macau casinos could benefit from new regulations allowing direct flights between mainland China and Taiwan, Jefferies Research analysts said in a note Tuesday.The gambling enclave has long served as a stopover between the two regions, restricting the....


Internet Poker Fans Are Playing Politics at Party Conventions - Monday 1st of September 2008

U.S. poker players have anted up for another high-stakes game -- lobbying. Trying to overturn a 2006 U.S. ban on online poker, gamblers have started a lobbying group, established a political action committee, and promoted their effort to politicians ....