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April 2001
North America

30th April   Las Vegas & France   Source: Yahoo/Reuters
Paul-Son Gaming Corp. Announces Demand for Termination Fee from Bourgogne et Grasset and The Bud Jones Co. Inc

30th April   Las Vegas   Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Harrah's Entertainment's Nevada Casinos First in Nation To Offer The Price Is Right(TM) Video Slots to Customers

30th April   Atlantic City   Source: Yahoo/Reuters
Trump's 2000 salary at Trump Hotels rose to $1.25 mln

30th April   Montreal   Source: The National Post & Yahoo canada
Gambling addict kills himself outside casino
Montreal Casino 'Deplores' Suicide in Parking Lot

30th April   Las Vegas  Source: Yahoo/Reuters
Mikohn Announces Joint Product Development Agreement With Anchor Gaming for New 'Pachinko'-Style Bonus System for Slot Games

29th April   Las Vegas   Source: The Sunday Times
As Others see us - The Casino Manager
An Interview with the Aladdin London Club director Wendy Llambias

28th April   New Jersey   Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
Trump Hotels & Casino Resorts First Quarter 2001 Results

28th April   Colorado  Source: North County Times
Black Hawk Gaming & Development Company, Inc. Announces Merger Agreement

27th April   California  Source: North County Times
Card rooms face an uncertain future
The number of licences for card rooms has declined from 454 to around 100 in 4 years. Slots and banked table games are not permitted.

27th April   Mississippi  Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
More Exhibitors, Diverse Speakers Set to Make 8th Annual Southern Gaming Summit Largest Ever

27th April   Las Vegas   Source: Christian Science Monitor
Goodbye showgirls, hello Dali
LV will soon be playing host to exhibitions from the Guggenheim and Hermitage Museums. The city now has over 30 million visitors a year.

27th April   Nevada  Source: Las Vegas Review Journal
Assembly approves work card bill

27th April   Las Vegas  Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Three Card Poker(R) Installed Base Passes 400 Mark

27th April   US  Source: Yahoo/
Stock Focus: Casino Stocks

26th April   Chicago & Sydney   Source: Yahoo/Reuters
WMS says Australia plans won't impact EPS

26th April   Chicago & Reno  Source: Williams Gaming
WMS Gaming and IGT Team Up to Place Popular Branded Entertainment Slot Machines On IGT Wide-Area Progressive System

26th April   Las Vegas  Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Alliance Gaming Announces Agreement for Cashless Technology Patents
Further indications that the days of slot hard counts and payouts in coins and tokens could well be limited.

25th April   California & Atlantic City  Source: San Diego Union Tribune & Press Plus
Indian casinos warned flaw could allow gambler cheating
Casinos on guard against slot glitch

25th April   Mississippi   Source: Bally Gaming
Betty Boop™  progressive hits for the second time in Mississippi in the last 23 days

25th April   Indiana   Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
Jack Binion Set To Bring Horseshoe Brand of Gaming to Midwest

25th April   Las Vegas  Source: Northern Light/AP
Harrah's To Purchase Harveys
If the deal is completed Harrahs will have 25 casinos in 12 US States.

25th April   Las Vegas & Reno  Source: Northern Light/PRNewswire
IGT, Anchor Gaming Agree to New Memorandum of Understanding
Anchor Gaming Reports Fiscal 2001 Third Quarter and Nine Months Results
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24th April   Los Angeles & Las Vegas  Source: PRNewswire/Business Wire
Colony Capital, LLC, Announces Sale of Harveys Casino Resorts To Harrah's Entertainment, Inc.
Harrah's Entertainment To Acquire Harveys Casino Resorts From Colony Capital Investors III, L.P, For $625 Million

24th April   US Quarterly results  Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire/Business Wire
Riviera Reports First Quarter 2001 Results
Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority Announces Record Second Quarter Operating Results
Park Place Entertainment Reports First-Quarter 2001 Results of $0.15 Per Share
Argosy Gaming Company Reports Record First Quarter Earnings

24th April   Colorado  Source: Yahoo/AP
Colorado Gambling Feud Simmers

23rd April   Atlantic City   Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Leading Executives Will Chart Future of Gaming At 5th Annual Mid-Atlantic Congress

23rd April   Las Vegas   Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Station Reports First Quarter EPS of $0.19 Prior to Non-Recurring Items

21st April   Mississippi  Source:
Mississippi casino revenue up slightly in March - The states 30 regulated casinos won $243.2 million. Many are now under threat of closure as river levels continue to rise.

21st April   Las Vegas   Source: Las Vegas Review Journal
Player barred from Series
The 32nd World Series of Poker is now underway at Binions Horseshoe.
WSOP website links:

20th April   Chicago & California   Source: Wiliams Gaming
WMS Gaming Surpasses 5,000 Games Ordered By California Casinos

20th April   Mississippi   Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Crisis Management and Media Relations Focus of Seminar At Upcoming 8th Annual Southern Gaming Summit

20th April   Las Vegas   Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
Las Vegas Sands Inc. Reports Strong First Quarter Results
LV Sands is the operator of the Venetian. Average room rate for the quarter was $220 at 99% occupancy. Average win per slot per day was $137.

20th April   United States  Source: Christian Science Monitor
Growth of retiree gambling raises stakes 

20th April   Las Vegas   Source: Yahoo/Reuters - April 19th
MGM Mirage earnings up sharply, beat estimates

20th April   Las Vegas   Source: Las Vegas Sun - April 18th
Senate OKs bill to cater gaming rooms to high-rollers
All Las Vegas gaming areas have by law always had to be open for everyone.

19th April   Las Vegas   Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Award-Winning Gaming Journalist Dave Palermo to Assume Senior Editor Position with GEM Communications

19th April   Las Vegas   Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
MGM MIRAGE Reports Record First Quarter Revenue, Cash Flow and Net Income
Casino win was $575 million out of total gross revenues of $1.07 billion. The top 3 properties being the Bellagio, MGM Grand & Mirage.

19th April   Reno   Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
International Game Technology Reports Record Financial Results for the Second Quarter of Fiscal 2001 - In the US and on the International front the company shipped over 30,000 machines. Subsidiary Barcrest UK rolled out 9,500 for the same period. Total revenues - $347 million.

19th April   Las Vegas   Source: Las Vegas Review Journal
Binion's distribution plan annoys poker players
The month long 32nd World Series of Poker began with satelite tournaments on the 16th. Last years total prize pool was $15 million. |

19th April   Las Vegas & Queensland, Australia  Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Shuffle Master Agrees to Acquire QuickDraw(R) Shuffler Business - SM's market Cap. presently stands at almost $280 million with over 3,000 units in operation.

18th April   Las Vegas & Mississippi  Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Changing Face of Regulation Focus of Seminar at Upcoming 8th Annual World Gaming Summit

18th April   Phoenix, Arizona  Source: Aztar Corporation
Aztar reports record first-quarter results, EPS of 28 cents

18th April   California  Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Gamecraft Announces GLI Regulatory Approval of Heads Up Poker And GC2000 Video Gaming Platform

18th April   Las Vegas   Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Harrah's Entertainment, Inc. Reports First-Quarter Results
The company that has an interest in 21 properties across the US had total revenues of almost $900 million during the quarter.

18th April   US Gaming   Source: Yahoo/Reuters
Analysts cautious on casinos' 1st-quarter earnings

18th April   Las Vegas  Source: BBC online
Vegas gives crooks the cold shoulder
A look at the Black Book created in 1960 and now containing 35 names and online casino surveillance services that contain many hundreds more.

17th April   Connecticut & Atlantic City  Source: Bally Gaming & Systems
Betty Boop™ Progressive hits for the ninth time at Foxwoods
Betty Boop™ Progressive hits at Claridge in Atlantic City as overall jackpot total reaches 50

17th April   Chicago & Sydney  Source: Williams Gaming
WMS Gaming Reports Significant Momentum in International Markets

17th April   Las Vegas  Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Innovative Gaming Announces Major Orders in Excess of $2 million: Strong Penetration Into European and New Mexico Casino Market Place

17th April   Las Vegas  Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Gaming Standards Association (GSA) Announces New Members to Board of Directors

16th April   South Dakota  Source:
Higher bet limits paying off for casinos
Higher bet limits include Deadwood slot machines
Casino gaming was legalised in South Dakota in 1989 with a $5 table game maximum. A $100 limit was approved in November 2000 that also applies to the slots.

16th April   Illinois   Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Argosy Gaming Company Signs Agreement to Acquire The Empress Casino Joliet

15th April   Las Vegas   Source: Las Vegas Review Journal
Sam's Town Investigated: Regulators question loose-slot ads

14th April   Las Vegas  Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Paul-Son Gaming Reports Third Quarter/Nine Months Results for Fiscal 2001

12th April   New Jersey & Missouri  Source: Yahoo/Reuters & Kansas City Star
Atlantic City casino revenues flat in March
Economic slowdown has little effect on area casinos
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12th April   Nevada  Source: Yahoo/Reuters
Harrah's adds surcharge to offset energy costs - Rising priced for electricity mean customers will have to pay an additional $3 per room.

12th April   New Jersey  Source: PressPlus
CCC issues rules for self-exclusion - Under the proposals, players  signing may bar themselves from New Jersey casinos for a 12 month period.

12th April   Canada   Source: The National Post
Police crack high-tech Mafia gambling ring

12th April   Mississippi   Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
American Casino Guide Author Reveals Mississippi's Best Casinos

12th April   Las Vegas   Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Alliance Gaming Reports Third Quarter Earnings and Provides Updated Guidance For Fiscal 2001
The companies share price that had declined to just over $1 in May 2000 now stands at $19.

12th April   Las Vegas   Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Shuffle Master and IGT's The Three Stooges(R) Video Game Approved in Nevada

11th April   Ontario, Canada   Source: Canadian Gaming News
6th Annual Canadian Gaming Summit & Exhibition

11th April   Detroit   Source: Detroit Free Press
Casinos' slot mix is an art - Machines are critical to their bottom lines
Assuming a 70/30 split, the 7,300 slots in the three Detroit casinos won in the region of $53 million during February, an average of $260 per day.

11th April   Nevada   Source: Las Vegas Sun
February gaming win drops 7 percent - Statewide win was a pre tax $698.8 million down $52.8 million from 2000

11th April   Las Vegas   Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Innovative Gaming Announces Year-end 2000 Results; Record Fourth Quarter and Operating Profit

11th April   Las Vegas   Source: Yahoo/Business Wire & Las Vegas Sun
Park Place to Build Colosseum Showroom at Caesars Palace
Caesars project to include Colosseum replica

11th April  Scottsdale, Arizona   Source: Atronic International - April 5th
Atronic Leaves Canada Empty Handed

10th April  Las Vegas  Source: Gem Communications/PRNewswire
Casino Giant Steve Wynn To Address 15th Annual World Gaming Congress and Expo

9th April  San Francisco & Hong Kong  Source: &
Addicted to Big Money - and Bad Odds
Little help available for chronic gamblers in betting crazed Hong Kong

9th April  Reno  Source: Reno Gazette Journal
Casino lost and found items run the gamut
Downtown Reno loses $38 million in tax value

9th April  Las Vegas  Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Innovative Gaming Files Lawsuit Against Shuffle Master for Misappropriation Of Proprietary Operating System
Shuffle Master Responds to IGCA Litigation; Company Officials Call Claims Baseless and Without Merit

9th April  Reno  Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Austin Powers(TM) - International Game of Mystery Coming Soon to a Casino Near You

9th April  Iowa   Source: Des Moins Register
Self-ban fails to keep gamblers from casinos
Players  sign a lifetime agreement and may then be fined $90 for trespassing. In 2000 Iowa collected $184 million in taxes from racetracks and casinos.

8th April  Alberta, Canada  Source: Calgary Herald - April 3rd
Hotels bet on gaming boom
Alberta's 16 casinos have 4,353 slots.  70% of revenue goes to the Province. Hotels, bars and licensed premises presently have VLT's.

7th April  Las Vegas & New Jersey   Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Gaming Laboratories International, Inc. Announces Program to Independently Test Protocol Compliance With Gaming Standards Association (GSA) Standards - website:

7th April  Las Vegas   Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Gaming Manufacturers Association (GAMMA) Announces Organizational Name Change to Gaming Standards Association (GSA) - New website:

6th April  Las Vegas & California  Source: Las Vegas Review Journal
California casinos lift slot makers' fortunes

6th April   New Jersey  Source: Yahoo/Reuters
Atlantic City casinos improve efficiency in 2000
Win for the 12 casinos was up 3% to $4.6 billion in 2000. Operating profits rose by 10.4% to $1.1 billion. NJCCC website:

6th April   Detroit  Source: Detroit News
Riverfront casinos plan threatened
The original plan was for all three casinos to move temporary facilities to the Detroit riverfront as part of a $2 billion mixed use development.

6th April   Iowa  Source:
All of Iowa's 13 casinos make a profit, official says

5th April   Chicago & Las Vegas   Source: WMS Gaming
WMS Gaming to Premier Hollywood Squares

5th April   Las Vegas  Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Leading Casino Industry Magazine Announces New More Research-Driven Focus; Casino Executive Becomes Casino Executive Reports

5th April   Minnesota  Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Table Trac, Inc. Reports Fourth Quarter and Year-End Revenues Up Substantially

4th April   Detroit  Source: PRNewswire
UAW President Yokich Responds to Greektown Casino Union Recognition 

3rd April   Atlantic City  Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Casino Connection, the Nation's Only Television Show Dedicated to Casino Gambling, Debuts in Atlantic City and on Players Network

3rd April   Atlantic City    Source:
Casinos' revenues up slightly
Win in Atlantic City's 12 casinos was $364.5 million in March and $1.01 billion for the first three months. Table/Slot revenue was $267.4 million and $96.2 million a split of 64/36.

3rd April   Los Angeles & Las Vegas   Source: Yahoo/Reuters & Las Vegas Sun - April 2nd
Aladdin struggles to make it on the Strip
Aladdin cash flow inadequate to cover debt-service requirements

2nd April   Atlantic City    Source: CNN/AP
Concerns grow with numbers of senior gamblers

2nd April   Ontario   Source: Detroit Free Press - March 31st
Windsor casino workers reach agreement
Windsor averages 17,000 visits per day, a win of $1.3 million and a workforce of 4,900.

1st April   Las Vegas  Source: Boston Herald
Brights lights lead to big bills: Rising energy costs sap casino profits
MGM Mirage have budgeted a whopping $39 million for power costs during 2001.

1st April   Washington State  Source:
New Technology Helping Tribal Casinos Prosper

1st April   New York, State & Acapulco, Mexico   Source: Washington Post - March 30th
Oneidas Are Betting on Mexican Casinos - After success in New York, Tribe will manage Resorts in Acapulco, Mazalan

24th April   USA  Source: Talk of the Nation (Audio)  - April 19th
America's changing attitudes towards gambling - Very interesting. A one hour Radio show analysis of the explosion and corporate nature of gambling (gaming) in the US during the 1990's. 47 States now have some form of legal gambling. 28 have native indian casinos. Recorded in Reno, Nevada.