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Australian Casino Wars: Tabcorp No Casualty…(Yet)


Australian casino wars continue on as Tabcorp defends its position to further invest into its Star City Casino based in Sydney, Jupiters Hotel and Casino on the Gold Coast, Conrad Treasury in Brisbane, Queensland, and whispers of another casino or two in the works. Crown Limited's casino James Packer may be sailing the high seas abroad in his Arctic P vessel, but rest assured this army generals, chief of staff, second lieutenant and the like are in the war room plotting as the 'Art Of War' continues.  Media Man and Gambling911 on the battlefield... ah, incoming!...

Submitted by C Costigan on, Aug/10/2010

Harrah’s Could Take Over Foxwoods Casino Project in Philadelphia

The Philadelphia Inquirer is reporting that casino giant Harrah’s could take over the troubled Foxwoods Casino along the Delaware waterfront in South Philadelphia.
Submitted by C Costigan on, Aug/10/2010

Online Gaming Could Mean $500 Million Jackpot for Ontario Coffers


Robert Benzie, The Star (Ontario)

Submitted by C Costigan on, Aug/09/2010

PartyPoker Beats Full Tilt Poker….In France


With France opening its market to online poker sites, is now separating the French domains in its monitoring of “real cash” players rankings.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Aug/09/2010

No Online Poker Cash Games in Italy Until Winter


The market in Italy is about to open up for online poker players but it may be a couple more months until cash players can take advantage.

The review of the draft decree by the European Commission and the other EU Member States will last three months up to 15 October 2010, and, if it is not challenged during this period, the draft decree will be approved shortly after this date, according to eGaming Review Magazine.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Aug/09/2010

Alabama’s Victoryland Casino Closes With Raid Looming


Submitted by C Costigan on, Aug/09/2010

Crown Casino Ferrari Thief Gets Jail


Australian casino news keeps coming thick and fast. Crown Casino, the crown in the jewel of Aussie casino king James Packer, experienced a dash of The Fast And The Furious a few months back in a rare Ferrari theft incident that attracted worldwide headlines. Media Man and Gambling911 put you in the drivers seat with this Pink Panther meets Naked Gun and Heist calamity, which has finally seen the daring thief behind bars...

Submitted by C Costigan on, Aug/09/2010

Australian Casino And Political News August 8, 2010


Australia shows no sign of loosing its top spot as both a casino, online casino and political hotbed. The upcoming federal election, anti Internet filter forum, sweet casino deals and revamp to many of Australia's land based casinos adds further fuel to the fire. Media Man and Gambling911 follows the campaign trail, dodging and weaving around the Aussie casino wars with another jam packed report for your culinary delight...

Queensland - Tabcorp Playing Political And Tourism Card: $600m Tourism Boost For 1000 Pokies?...

Submitted by C Costigan on, Aug/07/2010

A Victory For Internet Censorship In Australia


There will not be any Web filtering in Australia, at least not in the foreseeable future.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Aug/06/2010

Australian Casino Wars: Causalities Upcoming?


Submitted by C Costigan on, Aug/05/2010

Australia Gambling and Political News (August 5, 2010)

Submitted by C Costigan on, Aug/04/2010

Cyprus: Gambling Ban Bill Nears Completion

A DRAFT bill designed to ban online gambling will likely be sent to the European Commission next week and should be voted into law before the end of the year.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Aug/03/2010

Cash Strapped California Wants Legalized Sports Betting

Submitted by C Costigan on, Aug/03/2010

Crown Casino Shaft Man Probed and Charged

Submitted by C Costigan on, Aug/03/2010

Las Vegas Sands Corp Booming Asia Business: Shares Rise 2.3 Percent


Shares in Las Vegas Sands Corp (LVS.N) posted a better-than-expected quarterly profit last week thanks to its new Singapore resort and gambling in Macau. 

Sands, whose shares rose 2.3 percent in morning trading, earned 17 cents a share in the second quarter after adjusting for one-time items. Analysts on average expected 9 cents a share, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S.

Net revenue rose nearly 51 percent to $1.59 billion.

"They had a monster quarter," said Sanford Bernstein analyst Janet Brashear.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Aug/02/2010

Sen. R. Wright (CA) Supports PASPA Lawsuit for Sports Betting in NJ


California may benefit from legalizing sports betting, state senator says

Submitted by C Costigan on, Aug/02/2010

Online Gambling Bill Disastrous For Families Says Congressman


An Idaho Congressman has lashed out at his opponent for supporting an online gambling legalization initiative.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Aug/01/2010

Gambling News for Australia, Asia Pacific (July 30, 2010)


Readers er punters, another huge news week for gambling in the Australian - Asia Pacific including New Zealand region. Aussie's and Kiwi's rejoice at the PartyGaming - bwin deal, Australia's most dangerous casino named, Kiwi in Hong Kong poker sting, Star City Casino gunman awaiting sentencing, under age gambling probe on cards and more. heat. Media Man and Gambling911 play Pink Panther and Cluedo with this exciting and newsy Asia Pacific news round up...

Jupiters Hotel and Casino Gold Coast: Australia's Most Dangerous? World Dangerous List...

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jul/30/2010

Australia’s Most Dangerous Casino: The Conrad Hotel and Casino


Australian land based casino and pubs, clubs and hotels have a bit of a reputation as not exactly totally safe places to hang out. Some of the dangers of land based casinos in Australia were touched on in the Productivity Report into gaming, but new findings further back this up with the Gold's Coast's Jupiters getting the most heat.  Media Man and Gambling911 bring in the bodyguards with bullet proof vests, baton sticks and plastic handcuffs at the ready with this special report...

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jul/30/2010

Australian, New Zealand Gambling News (July 28, 2010)

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jul/28/2010

Cyprus Government Moves to End Online Gambling

By George Psyllides, Cyprus Mail

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jul/28/2010

France Online Poker Rooms Show Great Potential

Who would have known that online poker in France was so popular, especially being that, up until recently, it was pretty much illegal.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jul/27/2010

Full Tilt Poker, PKR Land Online Poker Licenses in France

Full Tilt Poker and PKR are the latest online poker ventures to obtain licenses in France.  That nation granted nine new licenses on Monday.
Submitted by C Costigan on, Jul/27/2010

Florida Doubles Its Bet On Poker


Roger Bull,

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jul/26/2010

William Hill Move to Gibraltar a Blow to United Kingdom


Submitted by C Costigan on, Jul/26/2010

New York Times: States Addicted to Gambling


The New York Times featuring a report Monday regarding individual states desire to boost their economies through gambling, New Jersey included. 

New Jersey governor Chris Christie last week announced a decision for the state to take over struggling gambling destination Atlantic City.  Casino revenue there is down almost 30 percent from the same period in 2006. Of course, Atlantic City was hit with a double whammy of sorts.  Not only has the town suffered from a downturn in the economy but neighboring states have recently provided stiffer competition.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jul/25/2010

Australian Gambling News July 25, 2010


Readers er punters, the Australian connection between casinos, gaming and politics had never been so hot. Aussie politicians and campaigners continue to battle for your mind (and vote), headlines and the whole box and dice. Media Man and Gambling911 deliver the uncensored news (full strength caffeine in Google speak) you need to know, not always what you want to hear. Here's your weekend fix my friends...

James Packer Family Spotted In Barcelona...

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jul/25/2010

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