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August 2001
North America

31st August   Washington   Source: Las Vegas Review Journal - 26th August
Push for Patents - As casino technology marches on, companies fight to license new gadgetry

31st August   Arizona & Germany   Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Gauselmann Group's ATRONIC Increases 88% in First Half of 2001

31st August   Canada   Source: CBC News
Provinces raking in billions  from Canadian gamblers

31st August   Portland, Maine  Source: Online.ie & CNN.com
Colleagues sue $52 million lottery winner
Powerball winner's co-workers drop claim

31st August   Las Vegas  Source: Northern Light/PRNewswire
Alliance Gaming Introduces Next-Generation Reel-Spinning Gaming Device - EVO(TM) SLOT

30th August   Canada   Source: National Post
Gaming business spawns up to one million problem gamblers
Gambling in Canada: Triumph, Tragedy or Tradeoff - Canada West Foundation
Canadian provinces revenues  from electronic games such as VLTs and slot machines has grown 13-fold since 1992.
Last year gambling brought in C$5.5 billion slightly outdone by Alchohol and Fuel at C$5.9 billion.

30th August   Detroit   Source: Detroit News
Casino workers take trails Vegas
Dealers in the Detroit casinos which have been open now for two years make an average of $7 an hour basic + $9 to $13 per hour in tips.

30th August   Las Vegas & France   Source: Las Vegas Sun
LV gaming supplier in merger talks again

30th August   Chicago    Source: Chicago Tribune
Ex-mayor admits to taking bribes to ignore gambling

29th August   Las Vegas & Reno   Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
International Game Technology and Anchor Gaming Report Federal Trade Commission Requests Additional Information

29th August   Las Vegas   Source: Las Vegas Sun
Aladdin still in talks on debt

29th August   Las Vegas   Source: Las Vegas Review Journal & Las vegas Sun
Stratosphere coaster could be beginning of end for downtown
Stratosphere's plans for ride opposed

29th August   New York   Source: Times Union.com
Pataki: Assembly sabotaging Seneca casino deal

29th August   Missouri   Source: Kansas City Business Journal
Ameristar finishes consolidating two casinos

28th August   Missouri   Source: Kansas City Star
State law generates less than expected for compulsive gambling
Missouri State law alots just 1 cent of every $2 Riverboat addmission fee to fund compulsive gambling programmes.

28th August   Massachusetts   Source: Northern Light/Christian Science Monitor
The Empty Lure of Casinos

28th August   Atlantic City   Source: PressPlus.com
Taj Mahal robbery suspect surrenders to police

28th August   Las Vegas   Source: Las Vegas Review Journal
Aladdin partners hoping to resolve shortfall

27th August   Las Vegas   Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
Paul-Son Gaming Reports Fourth Quarter/Fiscal Year-End Results and Renewed Bourgogne Et Grasset Negotiations

27th August   Las Vegas   Source: Las Vegas Sun
Nevada gaming salon rules unveiled
The proposed new private gaming areas must have a direct surveillance link to the Nevada Gaming Control Board. Customers invited  will be from the $20K a hand, $500 a pull category.

27th August   New York  Source: Boston.com
New York could become gambler's paradise

27th August   Washington State   Source: Heraldnet.com
Self-banning: Casinos often deny problem gamblers one of the few options open to them

27th August   US Casino Gambling  Source: NJ.com/AP
Detroit's casinos bolster industry's growth
Christiansen Capital Advisors have calculated that Americans bet $26.35 billion in casinos in 2000 out of a total gambling spend of $61.4 billion.

27th August   Nevada   Source: Las Vegas Sun
Nevada Supreme Court dismisses lawsuit over slot machine promotion

26th August   Las Vegas   Source: Las Vegas Review Journal
Slot player to continue fight for million dollar jackpot

26th August   Ohio   Source: Yahoo/Reuters
4 Winning Tickets in $295 Million Powerball Lottery
The six winning numbers for the third largest lottery jackpot in US history were 17, 8, 42, 22, 47 and the powerball of 21. Federal taxes on the winnings are 39.6%.

26th August   Las Vegas  Source: Yahoo/Reuters - 24th August
New Vegas casino to have 45-storey tower, 2,455 rooms
More on Steve Wynn's plans for the Desert Inn.

24th August   Las Vegas   Source: Las Vegas Review Journal
Gaming supplier Bud Jones dies - Longtime owner, operator oversaw production of dice, chips until the age of 84

24th August   Ontario, Canada   Source: Toronto Star
Casino fined $75,000 for letting girl play slots

24th August   Las Vegas   Source: Yahoo/Reuters
Mandalay Resort Q2 results meet lowered expectations

24th August   Las Vegas   Source: Las Vegas Sun
Clintons enjoy Vegas hospitality

24th August   Washington State   Source: The Columbian
Gamblings Future Pushed, Pulled...
Bill SB 6193 would potentially allow high stake play at the state's 65 "mini casinos"

23rd August   Las Vegas   Source: Las Vegas Sun & Las Vegas Review Journal
Wynn plans water theme at DI site
Wynn's plan lofty for Desert Inn property - Planning panel to consider project tonight
LVRJ enlarged plan of the site - http://www.lvrj.com/lvrj_home/2001/Aug-23-Thu-2001/photos/news.jpg

23rd August   US Quarterly results   Source: Yahoo/Business Wire/PRNewswire
Shuffle Master Announces Record 3rd Fiscal Quarter 2001 Results
Mandalay Resort Group Reports Second Quarter Results
Acres Gaming Announces Fourth Quarter and Year-End Results

23rd August   Las Vegas   Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
Global Cash Access Signs New Contracts With 20 Gaming Properties

23rd August   US Lottery News   Source: Yahoo/AP
Nobody Hits Powerball Jackpot
The lottery that is played in 21 US states and drawn twice a week is set to reach a potential jackpot of $300 million by the weekend. The odds of winning are 80 million to 1.  Website: www.powerball.com

23rd August   New Jersey   Source: Yahoo/Business Wire Features
Council On Compulsive Gambling of New Jersey Sees Correlation Between Gambling and Bankruptcy Holding Strong

23rd August   Las Vegas   Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Alliance Gaming to Install Its SDS(R) Slot System at Three Harveys Properties

22nd August   Reno   Source: Reno Gazette Journal
Alleged Eldorado casino thief arrested while returing from the Bahamas

22nd August   Mississippi   Source: Enterprise Journal
State’s gaming revenue shows sluggish increase
The win for Mississippi's 30 casinos in July was $254.1 million up 2% on 2000. The state is ranked number 3 in the US for gaming revenues behind Las Vegas & Atlantic City.

22nd August   Louisiana   Source: Nola.com/AP
Casinos win $165.3 million from gamblers in July
Louisiana's 14 riverboat casinos won $144 million and the New Orleans casino $21.3 million. The three Indian casinos do not report their results.

22nd August   Colorado   Source: The Denver Business Journal
Colorado casinos rake in $62M in July
Black Hawk casinos continue to increase market share with a win of $43 million.

21st August   Atlantic City   Source: PressPlus.com
One caught, two at large in robbery at Taj Mahal

21st August   Las Vegas   Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Alliance Gaming Hits the Jackpot With the Genius of Ray Charles(TM)

21st August   Atlantic City   Source: Yahoo/Reuters
MGM Mirage warming up to Atlantic City mega-resort
The proposed new casino development in the Marina district will cost $1 to $1.5 billion and have a "warm weather" theme. It will be built on land next to the Borgata which is now also under construction.

21st August   Las Vegas   Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
PDS Gaming Corporation Announces Approval of DCS Digital 21 Version 12.02 in Five States

20th August   New York & New Jersey   Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Gaming Industry Observer, CCA Form Gaming Research Powerhouse

20th August   Las Vegas   Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
International Audience Driving Registration Numbers for 15th Annual World Gaming Congress and Expo

20th August   Las Vegas   Source: Las Vegas Sun
Exec blasts gaming rules - Harrah's COO says industry regulations are unproductive

16th August   Reno   Source: Reno Gazette Journal
Disputed jackpot awarded to another Nevada gambler
Interesting story complete with video footage taken just after the disputed jackpot.

19th August   Detroit   Source: NJ.com/AP
Former Detroit casino worker wins lawsuit against gaming board

16th August   Detroit    Source: Detroit Free Press & Detroit News
Slot-machine defects bring a $100,000 fine
Producer of gaming slots fined

16th August   California    Source: San Francisco Chronicle
Gambling's negative portrayal is unfair
Column from correspondent Larry Stumes who covers sport & horse racing for the Chronicle.

16th August   Las Vegas    Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Alliance Gaming Reports Record Financial Results for the Fourth Quarter And Fiscal Year Ended June 2001 Before Nonrecurring Items

16th August   Las Vegas    Source: Las Vegas Sun
Newest Strip hotel-casino reports another loss
The Aladdin won an average of $2,964 per day per table and $93 per slot during the quarter ending 30th June.

16th August   Washington    Source: NJ.com/AP & Yahoo/AP
Despite commission's report, gambling continues to grow in America
1999 Gambling Study Commission
Analysts Christiansen Capital Advisors say US Citizens gambled $61.6 billion in 2000 up 5.7% on 1999. The total does not include Internet betting.

16th August   Chicago    Source: Chicago Business - 14th August
Rosemont casino sale 'dead'

15th August   Las Vegas    Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
Acres Receives $3.3 Million Software Order From MGM Mirage

15th August   Las Vegas    Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
CJPG Reports Second Quarter Results

15th August   Canada   Source: Detroit News
Casino Windsor seeks approval for expansion

15th August   California   Source: CNN/Reuters & San Francisco Chronicle
California to allow horse race bets online
Davis OKs phone, Net wagers on horse races - Governor shot down similar bill last year

15th August   Chicago   Source: Yahoo/Reuters
Rosemont casino sale to MGM Mirage DOA-source

14th August   New York   Source: BuffaloNews.com
Casino creations - From a leading developer, two vastly different plans for Buffalo and Niagara Falls casinos
In depth and interesting article detailing the scope of the possible Seneca Indian casino's in Buffalo and Niagara Falls.

14th August   Las Vegas    Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Innovative Gaming Acquires the Ultimate Cashless Gaming Technology; Credit Card Technology Will Revolutionize How Slots Are Played

13th August   New Jersey   Source: NJ.com/AP
Blackjack Confidential Magazine's 'Fall Tournament Preview' Offers 360 Tournaments Worth $7.2 Million in Prizes

13th August   Detroit   Source: NJ.com/AP
Casinos try to fight industry trend of falling business

12th August   Missouri   Source: News Tribune
New casino earns $514,219 in first week
The Mark Twain Casino in La Grange, Missouri opened on the 25th July. Missouri casinos statewide won $98 million in July. There is a $500 per day loss limit in effect.

11th August   Las Vegas   Source: Las Vegas Sun
Scenes of early Las Vegas displayed on website

11th August   Nevada   Source: Las Vegas Sun/LVRJ & RGJ
Evidence of Las Vegas casino slowdown mounts - High-rollers propped up June numbers
Casinos experience revenue slowdown - Win up 2.2 percent in fiscal 2001, smallest gain in four years
Win down in Reno’s casinos

11th August   Lake Tahoe   Source: Las Vegas Sun
Nevada regulators file complaint against Harveys

11th August   Arizona & Nevada   Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Nevada Gaming Approves Hot New Atronic $ Games

10th August   San Diego & Venezuela   Source: Yahoo
Thunderbird Receives Permission to Open Casino Operations in Puerto Ordaz, Venezuela

10th August   Las Vegas   Source: Las Vegas Sun
Las Vegas club's Web ties investigated
'Five-spot' game introduced
In what would seem to be a very unusual move, Harrah's Las Vegas has installed 5 box layouts on all BJ tables.

10th August   Reno   Source: Reno Gazette Journal
Gaming board to investigate disputed $2.8 million jackpot
Did the Wheel of Fortune slot "Tilt" or was it a legitimate win.?

10th August   Atlantic City   Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Strictly Slots Announces Results of First Annual 'Best of Slots' Awards

9th August   Washington   Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
American Gaming Association Announces Awards Program; Awards to Recognize Annual Reports, Boards of Directors, Advertising and Customer Communications

9th August   Indiana   Source: Las Vegas Sun/AP
Casinos called hypocritical on issue of problem gambling

9th August   Detroit  Source: ClickonDetroit.com
Casinos Could End Up Costing Taxpayers

9th August   Las Vegas  Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Anchor Gaming Reports Fiscal 2001 Fourth Quarter and Full-Year Results

9th August   Chicago  Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
WMS Industries Reports Fourth Quarter Earnings Per Share of $0.42, Up 17% Before Nonrecurring Items

8th August   Las Vegas   Source: Las Vegas Sun & Las Vegas Review Journal
Second union to organize Las Vegas casino dealers
CASINO UNIONS: Table games dealers still seeking deals

8th August   Montreal   Source: Montreal Gazette
Sales to teens are not a concern: Loto-Quebec

8th August   Kissimmee, Florida   Source: Orlando Sentinel
We want casinos, petition declares

8th August   Mississippi   Source: Biloxi Sun Herald
Casino dealer cleared in scam

8th August   Las Vegas    Source: Las Vegas Sun - 6th August
Industry events mark responsible gambling week
Various programmes are being sponsored by the AGA and operatators and are being held accross the US.

7th August   Las Vegas    Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
Shuffle Master's Three Card Poker Game Tops 500 Tables

7th August   South Carolina    Source: Washington Post
S.C. Court Wades Into Offshore Game Fray
The South Carolina Supreme Court ruling that the three casino boats in the state are legal.

7th August   Mississippi    Source: Biloxi Sun Herald - 5th August
ATM, credit card ban latest assault on gambling industry

6th August   Atlantic City    Source: The Bergen Record
Striking slot workers accept casino's offer

6th August   Boston   Source: The Herald News/AP
Bishop opposes casino plans

6th August   Chicago   Source: The Courier News
Gaming feuds eclipse social ill - Controversies serve to overshadow issue of compulsive gambling

5th August   Las Vegas   Source: Las Vegas Review Journal - 3rd August
PHOTO: Desert Inn Demolition - Owner Steve Wynn will apparently reveal plans for the site at the WGCE in October

5th August   Mississippi   Source: Biloxi Sun Herald/Picayune Item
Couple sues casino over January shooting
Jackson County couple shot at Casino Magic sues gambling house
The incident happened at Casino Magic, Biloxi. The gunman shooting three customers before killing himself.

5th August   Reno & Chicago   Source: Las Vegas Review Journal
Slot makers' executives selling chunks of stock - During the last nine months executives of IGT and WMS have sold personal shares totaling $68.3 million and $11.05 million respectively.

4th August   Atlantic City   Source: PressPlus.com - Joe Weinert
Casino win dips again, down 2.5 percent
Atlantic City's 12 casinos won $419.6 million in July. For the first seven months of the year total win is $2.5 billion, down slightly on 2000.

4th August   Atlantic City   Source: Bergen Record - 2nd August
Now, gamblers can ban themselves from casinos

4th August   Indiana    Source: The Indianapolis Star/AP - 2nd August
Commission finds casino broke rule by limiting bets
An employee had told individual players that they were only allowed to bet the minimum at $1,000 maximum tables.

4th August   Louisiana   Source: Northern Light/Business Wire
Who Wants to be a Binionaire? New, Custom Slot Machines Added At Horseshoe Casino in Bossier City, Louisiana

3rd August   Washington   Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
AGA'S Fourth Annual Responsible Gaming Education Week Sparks Activities Nationwide

3rd August   New York  Source: The Globe & Mail
Magna wins bid for N.Y. off-track betting

2nd August   Las Vegas   Source: Las Vegas Review Journal
ALADDIN: Ownership agreement incomplete

2nd August   Las Vegas  Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
World Record Slot Jackpot Hit at New York-New York

2nd August   Atlantic City  Source: Yahoo/AP
N.J. Casino Regulators OK Self Ban - Players who wish to join the programme that begins in September can sign up for various peroids of time. The ban then applies  to all 12 casinos in the State.

1st August   Las Vegas   Source: Yahoo/Reuters
Aladdin future uncertain after London Clubs takeover

1st August   Las Vegas   Source: Yahoo/Reuters
Station cuts 10 pct of headquarters staff