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April 2004
North America

30th April          Atlantic City          Yahoo/Business Wire & Reuters
Trump Hotels & Casino Resorts Reports 2004 First Quarter Results
Trump Hotels first-quarter loss doubles
 

29th April          Detroit          Detroit News
Windsor Casino, union reach tentative deal

29th April          Las Vegas          Las Vegas Sun/AP - Adam Goldman
Aladdin handover to new owners could be delayed
 

28th April           Atlantic City          Herald-Tribune/AP
Boxing promoter Don King bows out of New Jersey but avoids five-year ban

28th April           Las Vegas          Yahoo/PRNewswire
Ameristar Reports Record Financial Results for the First Quarter of 2004
Correction -- Ameristar Casinos, Inc.

28th April           Biloxi, Mississippi          Yahoo/PRNewswire & Chicago Business
Isle of Capri Casinos, Inc. Lowers Fourth Quarter Earnings Estimate
Isle of Capri issues profit warning - Casino vying for Rosemont project cites higher costs

28th April           Las Vegas          Yahoo/Business Wire
Martin Deknijff Wins $2.7 Million in WORLD POKER TOUR Championship, Largest First Prize Ever Paid in Tournament Poker
The grand final of the WPT at the Bellagio attracted a total of 342 players and had a prize pool of $8,342,000.
 

27th April           Las Vegas          Las Vegas Sun - Jeff Simpson
Next DI implosion planned - Tower to come down by Halloween

27th April           Mississippi & Arizona            PRNewswire
Mississippi Approves Atronic to Ticket Players

27th April           Las Vegas            Las Vegas Sun
Venetian breaks LV profit record
Sands Macau is scheduled to open in May with 319 table games and 600 slots.

27th April           Alton, Illinois            PRNewswire
Argosy Gaming Company Reports First Quarter 2004 Earnings

27th April           Indiana            USA Today/AP
Trump details proposed casino plans for Indiana

27th April           Minnesota            TwinCities.com/Pioneer Press
Two Minnesota groups unite against casinos

27th April           Missouri            Kansas City Star/AP
Businessman with casino interests in four states dead at 69
 

26th April           Carson City, Nevada            Las Vegas Sun
Regulators concerned about betting kiosks
The kiosks are from San Diego based VirtGame and at the moment are just for Sports betting.
Quite a chunky device: www.lasvegassun.com/from.ed/2004/apr/26/photos/P000064442.jpg

26th April           Indiana            Yahoo/PRNewswire
Trump Announces Proposed Casino Plans For Orange County Indiana
Trump Casino Orange County Project Fact Sheet

26th April           Las Vegas            Las Vegas Sun
Profit improves for Icahn's Vegas casinos

26th April           Detroit & Windsor, Ontario            Detroit Free Press
Unions hold rally to support striking casino workers in Windsor
Up to 3,000 stage rally near Casino Windsor
The strike at Casino Windsor in Ontario is now entering it's 4th week.
 

25th April           Las Vegas            Las Vegas Review-Journal
Wynn showroom a splashy spectacle

25th April           Indiana            The Courier-Journal
Stars join gambling  license bid - Zoeller, Bird on opposite teams seeking casino
 

24th April           Winnepeg, Manitoba           CBC Manitoba
Gov't considers allowing French in casinos

24th April           Windsor, Ontario            Detroit Free Press
Windsor casino talks resume - In strike's 3rd week, both sides far apart; Detroit gets business

24th April           Manhatten, New York            The Independent
Bob Guccione: Porn free
The Independent has a rare and detailed interview with the 73 year old Penthouse founder. Brief mention of the failed plan to develop a casino in Atlantic City.

24th April           Oklahoma            Belleville.com/AP
Manager of closed Kansas casino refuses to waive extradition
 

23rd April           Las Vegas            Las Vegas Sun - Liz Benston
Poker takes center stage at revamped Binion's
The 5 week long WSOP has began with the traditional casino employees tornament. Website: www.harrahs.com/wsop/index.html. The grand final of the World Poker Tour is also being played this evening at the Bellagio. Website: www.worldpokertour.com

23rd April           Las Vegas            Las Vegas Sun - Liz Benston
Judge rejects claim for 'cirque' name
Cirque expresses regrets over gymnast's treatment

23rd April           Reno            Las Vegas Review-Journal - Gaming Wire
Strong sales revenue and margins stoke strong quarter for slot giant IGT

23rd April           Las Vegas            Las Vegas Review-Journal - Gaming Wire
Analysts hail Caesars - Travel demand drives casino company earnings up 93 percent

23rd April           Las Vegas            Las Vegas Review-Journal
Hard Rock to pay fine for risqué ads - Gaming Control Board said drug and cheating references harmed state's image

23rd April           Indiana            Indianapolis Star/AP
Ruling could cost casinos millions

23rd April           Anchorage, Alaska            Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce/AP
Alaska considers Anchorage casino

23rd April           Las Vegas            Yahoo/Reuters & Las Vegas Review-Journal - Gaming Wire
Boyd Gaming takes tax charge, Borgata to expand
Boyd profits down during first quarter - Sam's Town, Borgata report record cash flow
 

22nd April          Reno            Las Vegas Sun
IGT net improves on growth in slot sales

22nd April           Las Vegas & Carson City            Las Vegas Sun
Casino to pay $300,000 fine - Edgy ads prompted Gaming Board complaint

22nd April           Las Vegas & Reno            Yahoo/PRNewswire
Boyd Gaming Reports First Quarter Results - Borgata's $40 Million First Quarter EBITDA Best in Atlantic City

22nd April           Las Vegas & Reno            Yahoo/PRNewswire
IGT/Acres Gaming to Provide Advanced Patron Loyalty System for Wynn Las Vegas

22nd April           Las Vegas            Yahoo/Business Wire & Reuters
Caesars Reports Record Financial Results for First Quarter of 2004
Caesars Income Up 93 Percent - Jackpot

22nd April          Reno, Nevada            Yahoo/PRNewswire
International Game Technology Reports Record Second Quarter Fiscal Year 2004 Results
Amazing quarterly statistics form the world's largest slot machine manufacturer. Domestic sales of 27,200 up 37% and International sales of 18,200 up 22%.

22nd April           Las Vegas            Yahoo/PRNewswire
New Red Rock Station to Feature 80% IGT EZ Play™ Slots and Video Machines

22nd April           Washington State            The Daily Herald
Head of casino dealer school allegedly didn't have license

22nd April           Colorado            PRNewswire.com
Aristocrat Technologies, Inc. Awarded Systems and Games Contract for Wild Horse Casino in Cripple Creek, Colorado

22nd April           Las Vegas            Bloomberg News
Harrah's Seeks to Build Several U.K. Casinos, Loveman Says
 

21st April           Tallahassee, Florida            MyTelus.com/AP
Baltimore Ravens cornerback charged with running gambling house

21st April           Gaming Investments            CNN Money
The house wins again
Detailing the quite amazing rise in U.S. casino operator share prices during the last 12 months.

21st April           Las Vegas            Las Vegas Sun/AP - Adam Goldman
MGM Mirage reports record first quarter results

21st April           Phoenix, Arizona            Yahoo/PRNewswire
Aztar Reports First-Quarter 2004 Results

21st April           Las Vegas            Yahoo/PRNewswire & Reuters
MGM MIRAGE Reports Record First Quarter Results
MGM Mirage Profit Doubles, Vegas Sizzles

21st April           Las Vegas            Yahoo/Reuters
Alliance Gaming posts higher quarterly profit

21st April           Las Vegas            Yahoo/PRNewswire
Alliance Gaming Reports Third Quarter EPS Up 33% to $0.24 From Continuing Operations

21st April           Las Vegas            Yahoo/PRNewswire & Reuters
Harrah's Entertainment Reports 2004 First-Quarter Results
Harrah's quarterly profit rises slightly
 

21st April           Las Vegas            Yahoo/Business Wire
Caesars Announces Closing of New $2 Billion Senior Credit Facility

21st April           Las Vegas            Yahoo/PRNewswire - 20th April
Riviera Reports Improved First Quarter 2004 Results
 

20th April           Minnesota            Duluth Superior/News Tribune
Caesars renews push for casino near Mall of America

20th April           Las Vegas            Wired.com
Downtown Vegas Sees Big Picture 
A look at the present upgrades being performed to the Fremont Street Experience's light show.

20th April           Las Vegas            Business Wire
Station Casinos Announces Record First Quarter Results

20th April           Mississippi            Biloxi Sun-Herald
Casino winnings released
 

19th April           Windsor, Ontario           Detroit Free Press
Brief confrontation is only meeting in 17-day-old Casino Windsor strike

19th April           Tallahassee           The Ledger
Odds Are Against Latest Gambling Bill

19th April           Reno            Las Vegas Review-Journal/AP
Man jumps from casino garage

19th April           Las Vegas            Las Vegas Sun - Liz Benston
Competitors critical of TV gambling stunt

19th April           New York            New York Post
Gaming Co. bets on a "Poker" IPO - Lakes Gaming and the WPT.

19th April           Colorado & Alberta, Canada            Yahoo/PRNewswire
Century Casinos Announces Progress in Edmonton Casino Licensing Process
The planned Celebrations Casino and Hotel will be a 600 slot, 30 table game operation with a 12-table poker room.
 

17th April           Las Vegas            Las Vegas Review-Journal
Harrah's all in for first tourney - Company goal: Biggest, best World Series of Poker ever
It's expected that more than 1,200 players will contest the $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em final between the 22nd and 28th May.

17th April           Las Vegas            Las Vegas Review-Journal
Gaming insiders unload stocks

17th April           Las Vegas            Las Vegas Review-Journal
Gaming Hall of Fame inductees named
 

16th April           Las Vegas            Las Vegas Review-Journal
Gaming insiders unload stocks - Representatives say no cause for alarm after large amount of selling

16th April          Las Vegas            Las Vegas Sun
Executive stock grants cut into Mandalay estimate

16th April           Atlantic City            The Philadelphia Inquirer
Police say A.C. roulette scam has taken unlucky turn for 4
Four Europeans have been arrested for past posting on A.R at The Borgata in Atlantic City.

16th April          Las Vegas            Las Vegas Sun & LVR-J
Station breaks ground on ambitious Red Rock resort
Construction under way on Red Rock Station

16th April           Las Vegas            Las Vegas Review-Journal
A busy day at Bellagio - Crowds bigger than normal as resort resumes its routine
 

12th April           Las Vegas            Las Vegas Sun
Golden Nugget properties report profit increase
 

15th April           Las Vegas            Yahoo/Business Wire
Station Casinos Breaks Ground on Red Rock Station

15th April           Las Vegas            Las Vegas Sun
Jack Binion, Don Rickles among honorees
Jack Binion, Don Rickles and former MGM Grand Inc. Chairman and CEO Fred Benninger will be inducted into the Gaming Hall of Fame on the 11th June at the Green Valley Ranch.

15th April           Las Vegas            Las Vegas Sun & LVRJ
Tourists eager to re-enter popular Strip property
Bellagio Reopens - After more than three days of being dark, Strip resort welcomes guests

15th April           Sacramento, California            Reno Gazette-Journal
Casino opponents line up against magazine publisher

15th April           Missouri            The Kansas City Channel
Missouri Casinos Take In $123M In March
 

14th April           Las Vegas & Vancouver. B.C.            Yahoo/Business Wire
Mikohn's TableLink/EndX Solution to Monitor All Casino Operations in British Columbia, Canada

14th April           Las Vegas            Las Vegas Sun
Details on new Las Vegas Strip development unveiled

14th April           Las Vegas            Las Vegas Sun - Liz Benston
Bellagio is back - Resort powering up after outage

14th April           Chicago            Chicago Sun Times
Gaming board, gov agree on casino probe

14th April           Las Vegas            Yahoo/Reuters
Venetian Casino owner mulls IPO this year

14th April           Wisconsin            Milwaukee
Because of error, two sets of lottery numbers are winners
 

13th April           Windsor, Ontario            The Windsor Star/Canada.com
Casino at impasse - No sense beating a dead horse, management says
The strike at Casino Windsor has entered it's 11th day and there are no further negotiations scheduled.

13th April           Niagara Falls            The Buffalo News
New poker room will add jobs at casino
The Seneca Niagara Falls Casino has recently added a high stakes Poker room. New dealers for the property are being trained at the Niagara County Community College.

13th April           Nevada            Las Vegas Review-Journal
Visitor volume increases 5.2 percent in February - Tourism on track to break records

13th April           Las Vegas            Las Vegas Sun - Liz Benston
Bellagio plans to reopen Wednesday

13th April           Las Vegas            Las Vegas Sun - Jeff Simpson
Wynn remains skeptical of British opportunities

13th April           Las Vegas            Las Vegas Review-Journal
Bellagio workers lose out on pay - Wages lost to power outage should be restored, union says

13th April           Las Vegas            Las Vegas Review-Journal
Losses for Bellagio mount - 'Unknown' electrical trauma keeps resort closed

13th April           Ottawa, Canada            Canada.com/Ottawa Citizen
Check out Ottawa's own Playboy Bunny
One ex-london Playboy bunny's story. Interesting stuff as well - especially about the tips!.

13th April           Las Vegas            San Francisco Chronicle/AP
The Venetian hotel-casino agrees to sell mall for $766 million

12th April           Las Vegas            Las Vegas Sun
Bellagio blackout creates surreal scene - Cause unknown; power could be back on Tuesday
Picture of a dark Bellagio: www.lasvegassun.com/from.ed/2004/apr/12/photos/P000064250.jpg

12th April           Las Vegas            San Francisco Chronicle/AP
Power remains out at top Las Vegas Strip hotel-casino
Electrical power went off at the Bellagio at 2am on Sunday. The casino has been closed and guests relocated to other hotels.

12th April           Las Vegas            Las Vegas Sun
Donald Trump sells stake in Vegas company
 

11th April           Las Vegas            The Star Tribune/AP - Adam Goldman
Entrepreneurs take a chance on pair of casinos
The Golden Nugget in downtown Las Vegas now run by Travelscape founders Tim Poster and Tom Breitling.

11th April           Primm, Nevada            Las Vegas Review-Journal
NEVADAN AT WORK: RENEE WEST, President and chief operating officer, Primm Valley Resorts
 

10th April           Las Vegas & London            Las Vegas Review-Journal
NORM: Gambler's big bet in jeopardy
Ashley Revell's $140,000 double-or-nothing bet could be postponed after lawyers have raised legal concerns about Internet betting on the event. Website: www.double-or-nothing.com

10th April           Detroit            Detroit News
Federal judge OKs tribe's settlement with two Detroit casinos
 

9th April           Washington            Las Vegas Review-Journal
Reid stops electronic gambling bill - Quorum request halts measure's passage

9th April           Florida            Fort Myers News-Press
14 arrested in gambling conspiracy - Officials say men sold illegal, bogus sports betting info

9th April           Chicago            Chicago Daily Herald
Gaming board explains its decision on casino license
 

8th April           Las Vegas           Las Vegas Sun
Gambling expansion seen favoring U.K. incumbents

8th April           Las Vegas           Las Vegas Review-Journal
Casino companies' reactions toward U.K. report mixed - Some gambling operators argue panel's provisos would scuttle possible projects

8th April           Poker            MSNBC.com/Business Week Online
Poker's growing stakes - Televised tourneys, high stakes create new wave of gamblers

8th April           Carson City, Nevada           Las Vegas Sun - Jeff Simpson
Impressive gaming win reported in February
Nevada's 347 casinos won $876 million in February, the third best monthly total in history and up 15.9% from February 2003.

8th April           Laughlin & Las Vegas           Las Vegas Sun
Regulators OK reopening of Laughlin casino
Castaways deal paves way for reopening
 

7th April           Las Vegas           Yahoo/Business Wire
WORLD POKER TOUR Championship Attracts - Poker's Aces to Season Finale

7th April           Reno           Reno Gazette-Journal
Downtown Reno's crumbling history

7th April           Detroit & Windsor, Ontario           Detroit News
Casinos tout deals to lure Windsor bets - Detroit gaming halls take advantage of Canada strike

7th April           Atlantic City           The Courier-Post
Harrah's plans expansion of hotel-casino in Atlantic City

7th April           Televised Poker           Hollywood Reporter
Travel Channel's poker gamble pays off big
 

6th April           Indiana           USA Today/AP
French Lick casino backers worried by Trump's troubles

6th April           Ontario           Detroit Free Press
Casino workers' strike enters 4th day - Sides aren't talking; Windsor facility closed 

6th April           Atlantic City           SanLuisOBispo.com/AP
J. Lo's Mother Wins $2.4M at N.J. Casino
 

5th April           Las Vegas           Las Vegas Sun - Jeff Simpson
Wynn to open with union - Developer says best workers will be attracted with Culinary

5th April           Las Vegas           Yahoo/PRNewswire
Mandalay Resort Group Previews First-Quarter Earnings

5th April           Connecticut           The Norwich Bulletin
More gamblers playing the slots - Casinos find slot machines more profitable than table games
In 1984 Atlantic City had 1,165 table games and 16,183 slots in 11 casinos. There are now 1,383 tables and 41,986 slots in 12 casinos.

5th April           Ontario           The Globe & Mail/AP
Casino Windsor shut down for third day
 

4th April           Las Vegas           Las Vegas Review-Journal
Casino workers recall friend, hero - Eureka bartender says longtime patron saved his life

4th April           Detroit, Michigan           Detroit News
Windsor gamblers roll Detroit's way amid strike - Work stoppage sends customers across the bridge
Casino Windsor in Ontario closed on the 2nd April ahead of a Auto Workers Union deadline on discussions. Website: www.casinowindsor.com

4th April           Atlantic City           New York Post
Casino $$ men thump Trump
 

3rd April           Ontario, Canada           The Buffalo News
Fallsview Casino Resort adds new spin to gambling in style 
The second Niagara Falls casino on the Canadian side of the border will open 10th June with 150 tables and 3,000 slots.

3rd April           Ontario, Canada           The National Post
Casino Windsor closed temporarily before anticipated strike by 3,000 workers

3rd April           Las Vegas           Reno Gazette-Journal/AP - April 1st
Binion’s Horseshoe reopens in downtown Vegas under Harrah’s ownership
 

2nd April           Las Vegas           Las Vegas Sun & Las Vegas Review-Journal
Casino gunfire leaves two dead
Two people killed in dispute at off-Strip casino

2nd April           Niagara Falls           Buffalo Business Journal
New Niagara Falls, Ontario casino to open June 10

2nd April           Las Vegas           Las Vegas Sun - Jeff Simpson
Binion's reopens to fanfare
"Binion's" has reopened after closing on the 9th of January. Harrahs Entertainment are taking care of management on behalf of owners MTR Gaming. The WSOP commences on the 22nd of April.

2nd April           Las Vegas           Las Vegas Sun - Jeff Simpson
Casinos staying in as poker popularity grows
Revenue at the 30 table Bellagio poker room is up more than 50% since last March, with more tables being added before the end of the year.

2nd April           Gaming Investments           Yahoo/Reuters
S&P revises Mikohn Gaming outlook to negative

2nd April           Indiana           Post-Tribune - Guest opinion
Casinos come at a major expense to state, communities, residents

2nd April           Chicago           Chicago Business & Courier Online/AP
Casino exec says bid wasn't rigged - Isle of Capri played by Madigan's rules
Casino execs defend bid; gaming board staff had listed it last

2nd April           Las Vegas & Hawaii           San Francisco Chronicle/AP
Las Vegas casino founder, arts patron dies
Andrew Tompkins founder of the Lady Luck Corp. that was sold to Isle of Capri in 1999.
 

1st April          Las Vegas          Las Vegas Review-Journal
Downtown Icon reopens: Binion's is Back!

1st April           Carson City, Nevada           Las Vegas Sun
Court downplays skills of cheaters

1st April           Biloxi, Mississippi           Yahoo/PRNewswire
Isle of Capri President Responds to Attorney General Madigan's Letter Regarding 10th Casino License in Illinois

1st April           Macau & Las Vegas           Xinhua News Agency/China View
Las Vegas Sands to unveil theme casino in Macao
The Venetian Macao will be on the southern side of the Macao Peninsula and will have a 120,000 sq. ft. gaming floor.

1st April           Minneapolis           Yahoo/Business Wire
World Poker Tour Events Continue Dramatic Growth
342 players signed up for a satellite tournament at the Reno Hilton & total prize money was $1,633,700. Website: www.worldpokertour.com

1st April           New York           Daily Telegraph
Trump seeking $400m to keep casinos in game

1st April           Atlantic City           Casino City Times
Weinert Joins Spectrum Gaming Group
 



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