Gamingfloor.com
Google
Find in page
April 2002
North America

30th April      Las Vegas      Source: Las Vegas Review Journal
Aladdin's allure up - Lawyer: Casino's list of prospects growing
The list of potential buyers for the Las Vegas Strip property now in Chapter 11 bankruptcy appears to be increasing.

30th April      Mississippi      Source: Las Vegas Sun/AP
Amusement game fued moves to federal court
The Mississippi Supreme Court ruled in September 2001 that amusement machines dispensing something of value upon the insertion of a coin are in fact illegal slot machines.

30th April      Las Vegas & Japan      Source: Las Vegas Sun
Wynn partner cleared of tax claim

29th April      Las Vegas     Source: Yahoo/Reuters
Harrah's says hard to bar gangs even after melee

29th April      Laughlin      Source: CBS News.com & Guardian Unlimited/AP
Sorting Out Details Of Casino Chaos
Biker Rally Roars On Despite Deaths
Police have the benefit of casino surveillance tapes to determine exactly what happened.

28th April      Laughlin      Source: Las Vegas Review Journal
Laughlin event turns deadly - Hells Angels, Mongols clash inside casino

28th April      New York       Source: New York Post
Alleged Rapist Has 135G In Casino Chips
The 27 $5,000 chips were from the Taj Mahal in Atlantic City. See the earlier story from the 25th April.

28th April      US       Source: Los Angeles Times/AP
Casino Shootings Nationwide Since '95

28th April      Colorado        Source: Voice of America
Cripple Creek: A Gamble Pays Off
A look at the history of Cripple Creek, from the discovery of gold in 1890 to the legalisation of casino gaming in the 1990's.

28th April      Nevada        Source: NJ.com/AP
Nevada archivist says three deaths in casino shooting unprecedented

28th April      Laughlin, Nevada        Source: CNN.com
Hundreds questioned in Nevada casino deaths
The shootings occured at the Mexican themed Harrah's Laughlin Casino and Hotel that opened in 1988.

27th April      Laughlin, Nevada        Source: Yahoo/AP, Reuters & AFP
Casino fight between motorcycle gangs leaves three dead, at least 12 wounded
Motorcycle Gangs Clash in Nevada Casino, Four Dead
Three dead, 14 wounded in "wild west" casino shooting in Nevada
Yahoo Photos "Casinos" - a selection of pictures from Laughlin that is normaly a quiet vacation spot for retirees.
Website: http://www.harrahs.com/our_casinos/lau/

27th April      Detroit        Source: Northern Light/PRNewswire
Barden Announces Deal With Lac Vieux Tribe

26th April      Las Vegas        Source: Las Vegas Sun
Complaint filed against Bellagio

26th April      Illinois       Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Horseshoe Gaming Holding Corp. Reports First Quarter 2002 Earnings

26th April      New Jersey       Source: The Press of Atlantic City
CCC bans ex-Trump workers who took bets

26th April      New Jersey       Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Regulators From Coast to Coast to Speak at Mid-Atlantic Gaming Congress

26th April      Atlantic City       Source: New York Post & Yahoo/Dow Jones
Trump's Casinos Biz
Trump Hotels Chairman Donald Trump Got $1.5 Million Salary In 2001
The share price of Trump Hotels and Casinos has risen to $3,32 from a 52 week low of 83 cents.

26th April      Rosemont, Chicago       Source: Las Vegas Sun
Gaming board rejects offer

25th April      Atlantic City       Source: Newsday/AP
Bandits steal $180,000 in casino chips
Few details are revealed about an apparent theft at the Trump Taj Mahal, Atlantic City.

25th April      Las Vegas       Source: The Nando Times/UPI
THE VEGAS GUY: What is Steve Wynn doing?
A very candid look at the personalities driving the corporate development of casino gaming in Las Vegas.

25th April      Las Vegas       Source: ABCNews
Leave the Kids at Home - Sex and Sin Make a Comeback in Las Vegas
After trying to attract families in the early and mid-nineties Las Vegas operators have re-discovered that adult themed attractions have a more positive effect on the bottom line.

25th April      Las Vegas       Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
Global Cash Access Blocks Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) Cards Through Its Casino Cash Access Network

25th April      Las Vegas       Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
Vegashotspots.com Announces Top Las Vegans of the 20th Century - ''Who's Who'' List Honors VIPs Who Helped Build Las Vegas

25th April      New Jersey      Source: Yahoo/Reuters Business News
New Frontier owner plans $750 mln hotel-casino venture
Located adjacent to Steve Wynn's Le Reve project. Phil Ruffin intends bringing in Donald Trump as a partner on a 600ft residential tower.

25th April      New Jersey      Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
Trump Hotels & Casino Resorts Announces Best Ever First Quarter EBITDA

24th April      Reno & California     Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
IGT Announces California's Largest Slot Jackpot Won At Mono Wind Casino

24th April      US Quarterly results      Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire & Business Wire
Ameristar Reports Record Financial Performance for the First Quarter of 2002
Sun International Announces 2002 First Quarter Results
Resorts Atlantic City Reports 61% Increase In First Quarter EBITDA
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas Reports First Quarter Results
Aztar Reports Record First-Quarter Results, EPS of 35 Cents

23rd April      Las Vegas      Source: Las Vegas Sun & LVRJ
Wynn exploring IPO, sources say
Wynn to take development public - Developer hopes IPO will raise $200 million

23rd April      California      Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
Gamecraft Announces First Sale of Heads Up Poker Chumash Casino World's First With Innovative ''Intelligent Game'' Technology

23rd April      US Quarterly results      Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire & Business Wire
Argosy Gaming Company Reports Record First Quarter Earnings
Penn National Gaming Reports Record First Quarter Revenue
Hollywood Casino Corporation Announces Record Operating Results for 2002 First Quarter

23rd April      Reno      Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
International Game Technology Reports Financial Results For the Second Quarter and First Six Months of Fiscal Year 2002

23rd April      Las Vegas      Source: Washington Post
Vegas's Next High Roller: a Monorail - Western Cities Look at Mass Transit as Road Gridlock Worsens
The population of Las Vegas is thought to be 1.5 million - having doubled in the last 10 years.

23rd April      Las Vegas      Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Mandalay Resort Group to Report Record Quarterly Results

23rd April      Detroit      Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
MGM MIRAGE Announces Amended Development Agreement in Detroit
Mayor Kilpatrick Delivers Casino Agreements to City Council

23rd April      Mississippi      Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Lewis-Tyson Tickets to Go on Sale April 24; Tunica, MS Casinos to Host Boxers' Camps

22nd April      California      Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
Casino Pauma Selected as Pilot Site for QuikPlay ATM - QuikPlay ATM Accepts Debit Cards and Issues Funds to Slot Machines

22nd April      Hawaii      Source: Hawaii Star Bulletin - Opinion
Casino developers ready to ante up millions of bucks

22nd April      Las Vegas      Source: Yahoo/Business Wire & PRNewswire
Park Place Reports Financial Results for First Quarter of 2002
Scientific Games Reports First Quarter 2002 Results
Riviera Reports First Quarter 2002 Results

22nd April      Las Vegas      Source: Las Vegas Sun
Executives file to sell $26 million in stock - Station Casinos

22nd April      Las Vegas      Source: Las Vegas Sun/AP
LV casino host spoils his big-time losers
An AP article looking behind the scenes at the work of Las Vegas casino hosts and the lifestyles of their high rolling customers.

21st April      Las Vegas       Source: SunSpot.net/New York Daily News
Seeking action, athletes flocking to Vegas casinos

21st April      Las Vegas & Detroit       Source: Reno Gazette Journal/AP
Detroiter builds out-of-state casino empire

20th April      Las Vegas       Source: Las Vegas Review Journal
Shuffle up and deal - Binion's World Series of Poker draws amateurs, professionals to world's richest tournament
The 2002 World Series of Poker began April 19th and will conclude on May 24th. The winner of the $10,000 no-limit Hold'em tournament with a first prize of at least $1.5 million will be declared the new World Champion.
Website: http://www.binions.com/worldseries.asp

20th April      New Orleans       Source: Yahoo/WDSU
Masked Men Rob Chef Menteur Casino

19th April      Las Vegas       Source: Las Vegas Sun
Binion's owner denies casino in financial straits - But sports book landlord suing for unpaid rent
Binion's Horseshoe is owned by Becky Binion Behnen who is the daughter of founder Benny Binion.

19th April      Las Vegas       Source: Las Vegas Sun
Wynn had talks with Binion
The Las Vegas Sun reports on talks that have been held between Steve Wynn, who has Le Reve and Macau casinos on the drawing board and old friend Jack Binion owner of Horseshoe Gaming.

19th April      Las Vegas & Carson City       Source: Las Vegas Sun
New Four Queens owner hopes to boost downtown

19th April      Las Vegas       Source: Reno Gazette Journal
Vegas casino hosts offer high rollers private jets, lavish suites
A look at the work of casino hosts and how they take care their employers best players.

18th & 19th April      New Orleans       Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire & Business Wire
Casino Owner, JCC Holding Company Files Suit Against Harrah's
Harrah's Entertainment Responds To 'Frivolous' JCC Holding Lawsuit
JCC Holding Company's Response to Harrah's Press Release

19th April      Las Vegas       Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Boyd Gaming Reports Record First Quarter Results

18th April       Las Vegas      Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Gaming Veterans to Launch New International Gaming Trade Publication, Global Gaming Business Magazine
Roger Gros and Paul Dworin are  teaming up to bring a new twice monthly magazine to the market. The first issue being scheduled for mid June.

18th April      Las Vegas      Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
Mikohn Gaming Awarded Multiple Contracts for its MoneyTime Slot Bonusing System

18th April      Ontario & British Columbia, Canada       Source: Northern Light/CCN Newswire
Clairvest Partner Gateway Casinos To Acquire Lake City Gaming

17th April      Las Vegas      Source: Las Vegas Sun
Las Vegas casino resort business is picking up. But Harrah's, MGM MIRAGE results reflect local slowdown

17th April      Las Vegas      Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
MGM MIRAGE Reports First Quarter Results
Revenues were down 4% to $1.02 billion. The Las Vegas properties of the Bellagio, MGM Grand, The Mirage, Treasure Island, New York - New York and the Boardwalk contributing $719.4 million of the total.

17th April      Las Vegas      Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
Harrah's Entertainment, Inc. Reports Record First-Quarter Revenues, EBITDA
Harrah's is the most geographicaly diversified of the big 4 US gaming companies. Total 1st quarter revenues were $983.7 million up 13.4% over 2001.

17th April      Las Vegas & Phoenix, Arizona      Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Aztar Launches $225 Million Atlantic City Tropicana Expansion

17th April      The Big Game      Source: CNN.com
The winning Big Game numbers are...$325 million jackpot up for grabs
The Big Game pools money from tickets sold in Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey and Virginia. The winning numbers were 26, 27, 25, 7, 10 and the "big money ball" was 23 - all Tierre & Voisons!

17th April      Las Vegas      Source: Las Vegas Sun
Buyout of World Gaming Congress complete

16th April      The Big Game      Source: Bergen.com/AP
Wizards of odds can't deter Big Game dreams
Apparently you are more likely to be killed in a car accident driving to buy your tickets than winning the Jackpot!.

16th April      Detroit      Source: Detroit News
Three casinos break bank with revenues - MotorCity, MGM Grand, Greektown rake in $102.4 million for March
Win in March was $37.3, $35.8 & $29.3 million respectively. The MGM Grand was the first casino in Detroit opening in June 1999.

16th April      Gaming Investments      Source: Yahoo/Reuters
Merger Talk: Casinos wary of rolling dice on big deals

16th April      Chicago      Source: Yahoo/Chicago Tribune
Ex-gaming official fights rules he helped write

16th April      Las Vegas     Source: Yahoo/Business Wire & PRNewswire
Harrah's Entertainment, Alliance Gaming Complete Slot Data System Conversion
Alliance Gaming, Harrah's Entertainment Team Up on Record Systems Conversion; All 25 Harrah's Properties Now Run SDS®

16th April      Las Vegas     Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Station Casinos Announces First Quarter EPS of $0.21 Prior to Non-Recurring Items

16th April      Las Vegas     Source: Las Vegas Sun
New Fitzgerald's owner looking at expansion
 

15th April      Las Vegas      Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
Renowned Las Vegas Photographer Recreates His Famous Photo at Stratosphere Casino Hotel and Tower
Excellent press release!. The two AP photos are available at:  http://www.businesswire.com/cgi-bin/photo.cgi?pw.041502/AP1

15th April      Washington      Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
AGA, Reed Exhibitions Finalize Acquisition Of World Gaming Congress Trade Show Assets

15th April      Detroit      Source: Detroit News - Opinion
Somehow, city's three casinos ended up with all Detroit's luck

15th April      Memphis, Tennessee      Source: Memphis Business Journal
Casinos see title fight as big payday
Lennox Lewis and Mike Tyson are scheduled to fight June 8th at The Pyramid in Memphis. The two fighters apparently sharing a purse of $35 million.

14th April      Washington State      Source: The Olympian
Casinos, card rooms vie for dollars

14th April      US      Source: The Press of Atlantic City - Joe Weinert & Yahoo/Reuters
National gaming expansion wave ebbs
Gaming Expansion Fizzles in States

13th April      Las Vegas      Source: Las Vegas Review Journal
Sources say bid near for Aladdin - Joint offer possible for bankrupt resort

13th April      Las Vegas & France      Source: Las Vegas Sun
Casino suppliers merging
A merger deal between Las Vegas based casino equipment supplier Paul-Son Gaming and Etablissements Bourgogne et Grasset was announced on the 12th of April.

13th April      Kansas City, Missouri       Source: Kansas City Business Journal
March revenue rises in three of four area casinos

13th April      Las Vegas      Source: Las Vegas Sun
Pinnacle won't rule out buyout of Aladdin

13th April      US       Source: Yahoo/Forbes.com
Casino Junkies
An interesting tour through the history of gambling in the United States. Tax revenues from gambling are now worth more than either Tobacco or Alcohol.

13th April      Atlantic City       Source: Las Vegas Sun
One killed, several injured in crash at Harrah's AC

12th April      Las Vegas & Beaune, France       Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
Paul-Son Gaming Corporation, Bourgogne et Grasset and The Bud Jones Company to Combine
Paul-Son Gaming Reports Third Quarter and Nine Months Results

12th April      US - Cashless/Coinless Gaming       Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
LaserLock Signs Agreement With Translucent Technologies for SLOT TICKETS

12th April      New York       Source: Las Vegas Sun
Gambling interests converge on N.Y. to hear growth plans
A report from Tuesday's New York Gaming Summit that drew an attendance of 336 registered participants.

12th April      Las Vegas       Source: Las Vegas Sun
Alliance posts strong numbers for quarter

11th April      Atlanta, Georgia       Source: Atlanta Journal
$200 million jackpot? I can't lose!
Odds of winning the Big Game jackpot are 1 in 76 Million with the chance of even getting a small payout at 1 in 31.

11th April      New York       Source: CTNow.com
Little Opposition To More N.Y. Casinos

11th April      US       Source: Yahoo/Dow Jones
Gamblers Flock To Casinos Outside Of Las Vegas During 1st Quarter

11th April      Las Vegas       Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Alliance Gaming Reports Record Quarterly Results; Increases Fiscal 2002 Guidance; Provides First Guidance for Fiscal 2003

11th April      California       Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Vision Gaming Technology, Inc., 'Home of the Pot-O-Gold,' and K.P. Gaming Supplies Inc. Unite in California

10th April      Las Vegas       Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Phoenix Leisure Receives $2 Million in Interim Financing From Jack Binion

10th April      Washington      Source: Northern Light/AP
Gov't Credit Cards Used at Casino

10th April      Las Vegas       Source: Las Vegas Sun
Aladdin Bankruptcy: Power plant may short-circuit sale - Service claim could delay casino's plans

10th April      Las Vegas      Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
Harrah's Entertainment Ranks First in Five Major Categories on Fortune Magazine's List of Top Hotel, Casino and Resort Companies

10th April      Nevada      Source: Reno Gazette Journal/AP
Nevada casino win up in February - finally
Highlights of February win report on Nevada casinos
Slots win was up 5.3% and table games 13.2% for the month.

9th April      Las Vegas      Source: Las Vegas Sun
Experts debate Le Reve delay - Bush claims Wynn project on hold due to lack of insurance

9th April      Las Vegas      Source: Las Vegas Sun
Gaming revenue improves
Nevada casino win was up 7.7% in February compared with 2001. The Superbowl and the Chinese New Year perhaps accounting for the first increase in results since September 11th.

9th April      Las Vegas      Source: Northern Light/Business Wire
Las Vegas Strip to Become Home for the "World's Tallest Ferris Wheel''

9th April      Las Vegas     Source: Las Vegas Review Journal & Las Vegas Sun
Dealers decertify union - New vote ends group's presence at Stratosphere
Dealers vote to decertify
Just one year after voting for the Transport Workers Union of America to represent them, dealers have now voted to terminate the agreement.

9th April      Las Vegas     Source: Las Vegas Sun
GV casino added to lawsuit
The dispute revolves around the "Boarding Pass" programme run by Station Casinos and the "Total Rewards" slot club programme employed by Harrah's.

9th April      Scotsdale, Arizona      Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Atronic Americas Exhibits at Canadian Gaming Summit

9th April      British Columbia     Source: Northern Light/Market News Publishing
Great Canadian Gaming Corporation - Province For Breach Of Agreements

9th April      Windsor, Ontario     Source: Northern Light/Canada NewsWire
CDN$1.8 million jackpot hits at Casino Windsor

8th April      Detroit     Source: The Detroit News
Report gambling wins to IRS

7th April      New Jersey     Source: Miami Herald/Knight Ridder
Nickel slots make casino comeback as wagers rise

7th April      Arizona    Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Atronic Americas LLC Signs Licensing Agreement with Coinless Systems Inc. For Patented 'Scan After Print' Technology

7th April      Mississippi     Source: Las Vegas Sun/AP - 5th April
New gaming chief assumes hot seat
The Mississippi Gaming Commission has around 125 staff and a 2003 budget of $9.6 million to watch over the states 30 regulated casinos.

5th April      Atlantic City     Source: The Press of Atlantic City - Joe Weinert
Casinos post best March win ever
Win for the month from the 12 casinos was $389 million. Slot win was $288.5 million and table games $99.4 million - a percentage split of 74/26.

5th April      Las Vegas      Source: Las Vegas Sun
World Series of Poker set to begin
The historic event now in its 33rd year is expected to draw between 750 to 800 players from around the world. Last years prize money was $6.13 million. Website: www.binions.com/wsop/main.html

5th April      Carson City, Nevada      Source: Las Vegas Review Journal
New betting salon rules attracting little interest - Control Board official is unsure why applications so few
Casinos are now allowed to open private gambling areas to clients with a credit line of $500,000 or higher. Betting minimums will be $5000. Surprisingly just the MGM Grand has made an application.

5th April      Kansas & Nebraska     Source: Las Vegas Sun
Two states reject expansion of gambling

5th April      US Lotteries    Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Big Game Adjusts Jackpot Upward to $117 Million; Heavy Sales Push Jackpot Higher
The Big Game is played in 7 states - Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey and Virginia. New York and Ohio could also be joining. Website: www.theofficialbiggame.com

4th April      Carson City & Las Vegas      Source: Las Vegas Review Journal
Alaskan undesirables stump gaming regulators
Miami Beach-themed casino plan OK'd

4th April      Rosemont, Chicago      Source: The Chicago Tribune
Top casino backer seeks 'fair return' - Flynn says family has $40 million in stalled project

4th April      Saskatchewan, Canada      Source: The Saskatoon/Canada.com
Opposition calls for stop to casino talks with FSIN
Opposition raising concerns about gaming agreement

4th April      Las Vegas & California      Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
Aristocrat Awarded Contract to Install Oasis At Jackson Rancheria Casino Hotel

4th April      Las Vegas      Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Global Cash Access Installs QuikCash Plus Web in 42 Casinos - Another 34 Installations Pending

4th April      Los Angeles      Source: Yahoo/AP
Ray Charles Backs Blind Slot Machines
The 71 year old singer who has been blind since the age of 5 is featured on two models from Bally Gaming - America the Beautiful & What'd I Pay.  Photo link from Yahoo/AP
Alliance gaming hits the jackpot with the genius of Ray Charles

4th April      Gaming Investments      Source: Las Vegas Sun
IGT stock tumbles on downgrade

4th April      Las Vegas      Source: Las Vegas Sun
Nevada regulators endorse new Four Queens owner

4th April      Las Vegas      Source: Las Vegas Review Journal
Godfather Of All Buildings? - Mayor promotes 'mob museum' for old post office 

3rd April      Detroit      Source: Yahoo/ClickonDetroit.com
Men Allegedly Cheat Greektown Casino

3rd April      Las Vegas      Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Coinless Systems Inc. Signs Licensing Agreement With Sigma Game Inc.

3rd April      Las Vegas      Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
Acres Gaming Announces Issuance of Additional Patents Covering Bonusing Technology

2nd April      Las Vegas       Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
MGM MIRAGE Launches Players Club, The Company's Casino Player Loyalty Program
The system offers real time player tacking for both table games and slots. It will be installed at 6 of the companies Las Vegas casinos plus MGM Detroit & Beau Rivage Mississippi.

2nd April      Atlantic City      Source: Newsday.com/AP
MGM halts planning on N.J. casino project to review tax

2nd April      US      Source: FT Global Archive/PRNewswire
Las Vegas, Riverboat Markets Shine Brightly in Casino Executive Satisfaction Survey, According to Gaming Industry Observer and Bristol Associates

2nd April      Kentucky      Source: Yahoo/AP
Kentucky Slot Machine Bill Dies

2nd April      Las Vegas       Source: Las Vegas Review Journal
Filing shows Venetian parent considering reworking debt

2nd April      Las Vegas       Source: Las Vegas Sun
Jackpot climbs: Players line up as Megabucks hits $17 mil.
The biggest ever jackpot on the IGT Megabucks system was $34.9 million won on the 26th of January 2000 by Coctail waitress Cynthia Jay-Brennan.

2nd April      New York & Las Vegas       Source: Yahoo/Dow Jones Newswires
Appeals Court Reinstates NYSE's Suit Versus Las Vegas Casino
The story is from the 1st of April but one gets the impression the lawsuit is not a joke.

2nd April      Detroit       Source: Detroit News
Casinos profit as Detroit bickers - Gaming houses cash in while mayor and council debate plan

2nd April      Las Vegas       Source: Las Vegas Sun
Casino publisher posts 2001 profit, looks at alternatives

1st April      Las Vegas       Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Mikohn Gaming Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2001 Financial Results

1st April      Mississippi       Source: Picayune Item
Ten years in Tunica: Casinos change the fortunes of rural Mississippi
Casinos in Mississippi are their 10th anniversary this year. The first to open was Splash casino onboard a converted restuarant barge.