April 2007 News Article Archive

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Morongo tribe's ad urges support of gambling deal - 24 April 2007
The Morongo Band of Mission Indians launched a multimillion dollar TV blitz Monday in a bid to pressure members of the Assembly to approve a gambling expansion deal for the tribe.The statewide ad by the Riverside County tribe is running in all major media markets in both English and Spanish, and in 30- and 60-second ve - read more »

MGM Mirage Chief Executive Lanni earned $9.7 million in 2006 - 24 April 2007
Casino giant MGM Mirage Inc.'s chief executive, Terry Lanni, received compensation valued at $9.7 million in 2006, a year in which the company's stock price rose 36 percent, according to an analysis of a regulatory filing Monday.Last year, the company began construction on a $7.4 billion casino complex on the Las Vegas - read more »

Bold Design and High-Tech Amenities Are the Foundation for Phase II of Flamingo Las Vegas Room Renovations - 17 April 2007
The famous Flamingo Las Vegas recently began the second phase of its extensive room renovation. The redesign will include the transformation of more than 500 hotel rooms and suites into luxurious, stylish and technologically advanced Flamingo “GO Rooms.” The “GO Room” name was inspired by a derivative of the property n - read more »

Grand National Trainer Comments, Who's Hot & Who's Not - 17 April 2007
Trainer comments are usually a good sign as to the horses chance. The trainers generally know if they have a good chance or not and are reluctant to hype a horse due to strict regulations. Racing has improved over the last few years thanks to the honesty of today's current crop of trainers, a much higher level of profe - read more »

National Poker League Launches Charity Poker Tour at Paris Open in an Internationally Televised Debut - 12 April 2007
The National Poker League (NPL) and FundRaisers.com are joining forces to launch a unique effort appropriately coined the NPL Charity Group. The organizations announced the formation of The Charity Poker Tour to be held at every 2007 NPL World Open venue, kicking off with the upcoming Paris Open. As the first tournamen - read more »

Casino developer puts $11 billion on Macao - 12 April 2007
In 1950, the teenage Sheldon Adelson ran a business stocking vending machines in Boston shoe factories. When the plants closed in the summer, he headed to the beach with delivery trucks outfitted with freezers and sold ice cream.A half-century later, Adelson recalled, he was drawn to another chance to turn a profit whe - read more »

PartyGaming bans access to Turkish sites - 12 April 2007
Online gambling company PartyGaming PLC said Wednesday it will no longer allow customers in Turkey to access its gambling sites after legislation was passed prohibiting online gaming offered by unauthorized domestic or foreign companies.The company, which pulled out of the lucrative U.S. market in October after the gov - read more »

Smoking Ban to Depress Casino Market, Global Betting & Gaming Consultants Study Reveals - 12 April 2007
A new report has revealed the scale of the challenge facing England's existing casino estate in England and Wales once the government's smoking ban comes into force on 2 July 2007. The report, 'Fewer Chips Without Fire', from leading industry consultancy, Global Betting and Gaming Consultants (GBGC), indicates that a - read more »

Trump markets Las Vegas condominium project on 'The Apprentice' - 10 April 2007
Donald Trump is using his assistant-grooming reality show to sell units in his second Las Vegas condominium tower. For a one-hour episode of "The Apprentice," contestants are tasked with devising a marketing plan for Trump Tower-two. Like its predecessor, it will be 64 stories of gold glass just off the Las Vegas Strip - read more »

Nevada gamblers lose $1.06 bln in February, up 2.86 pct - 10 April 2007
Gamblers lost $1.06 billion at Nevada casinos in February, 2.86 percent more than the same month last year, the state's Gaming Control Board said on Tuesday.Casino gambling revenue, known as gaming win, was expected to be even stronger because of special events during the month such as Chinese New Year and the NBA All- - read more »

PlayersOnly.com Launches $150K 'WSOP Giveaway Tournaments' This Weekend; 12 Weekly Tournaments Will Send 12 Winners to the 'Big One' in Vegas - 10 April 2007
In one of the biggest WSOP giveaways this year, PlayersOnly.com will award a total of $150,000 in prizes during the twelve weekly 'World Series Giveaway Tournaments' that begin this weekend and continue through to the WSOP. Each Sunday, beginning April 8th, PlayersOnly.com will host a multi-table Texas Hold 'Em tournam - read more »