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August 2003
North America

31st August           Nevada            Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal
INSIDE GAMING: Wynn works to right casinos in Monaco
CASINOS AND FOOTBALL: The Power of Pigskin

31st August           Indiana & Las Vegas            Source: North West Indiana Times
Horseshoe casino reportedly for sale

29th August           Atlantic City            Source: USA Today - Travel
Atlantic City bets on glitz

29th August           Nevada          Source: Reno Gazette-Journal
Aristocrat seeking larger market share in Nevada casinos with cashless slot machines

29th August           Las Vegas          Source: Reno Gazette Journal/AP
'Hunting Bambi' operator pleads innocent in Las Vegas case

29th August           Niagara Falls          Source: Niagara Falls Review
Casino charged for minor’s gambling

29th August           Las Vegas          Source: Las Vegas Sun/AP
Las Vegas judge approves Aladdin reorganization plan

28th August           Las Vegas & Tennessee          Source: Las Vegas Sun/AP
Poker champion tells story of 'dead money'
Excellent. Revealing and dramatic story about Chris Moneymaker won this years WSOP.

28th August           Las Vegas & Macau          Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal
Progress in Las Vegas, waiting in Macau for Wynn
Wynn Las Vegas ahead of schedule, developer says

28th August           Reno          Source: Las Vegas Sun
Elizabeth Taylor slot machine leads latest offerings by IGT

28th August           Reno          Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
IGT Receives Licensing Rights to Produce Elizabeth Taylor Gaming Machine

28th August           Las Vegas          Source: Yahoo/Reuters
Mandalay to track guest spending off casino floor

28th August           Atlantic City          Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Topping-Off Ceremony for Tropicana's The Quarter Indicates Brisk Pace for $225 Million Expansion Project

28th August           Vancouver, Canada          Source: Vancouver Sun
Get Uncle Sam to return tax on U.S. gambling winnings - U.S. Tax Recovery helps Canadian gamblers claim their refunds

28th August           Las Vegas & Macau          Source: San Diego Union-Tribune/AP
Casino developer: Time running out for gambling reforms in Macau

27th August           Joliet, Illinois           Source: Chicago Herald News
Harrah's plans to cut more jobs - Joliet casino: Layoffs come in wake of 70 July cuts

27th August           Las Vegas & Moscow           Source: Yahoo/Dow Jone Business News
Alliance Gaming Unit Launches Vegas, Moscow Slot Network

27th August           Las Vegas & Moscow, Russia           Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Alliance Gaming Announces Successful Launch of Its First International Wide-Area Progressive System
Bally Gaming and Systems will be linking 160 Playboy slots at 20 Moscow locations over a Virtual Private Network to the companies Las Vegas HQ.

27th August           Niagara Fall, Ontario           Source: Buffalo Business Journal
Name change for second NF, Ont. casino - Call it the Niagara Fallsview Casino Resort

26th August           Vancouver, Canada           Source: Canada.com/Vancouver Sun
Casino bets on $700-million market - Gateway Casinos & Great Canadian Casinos.

26th August           Las Vegas           Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Acres Gaming Reports Financial Results for the Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year-End 2003

26th August           Las Vegas           Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal
Aristocrat readies to take on slot rivals - Slot managers seeking viable suppliers besides Alliance, IGT, analyst says

26th August           Las Vegas           Source: Las Vegas Sun
Aladdin buyer moves to reject 29 contracts
Resort lost $2.4 million in July

26th August           Reno & Las Vegas           Source: Reno Gazette-Journal/AP
Harrah's sues Thunder Valley over high rollers

26th August           Reno & Las Vegas           Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
International Game Technology and Acres Gaming Report Expiration of Hart-Scott-Rodino Waiting Period

26th August           Iowa & Minnesota           Source: Duluth News Tribune/AP
Minnesota man sixth to plead guilty in gambling case

26th August           West Virginia           Source: The Intelligencer
Retailers launch video poker chains

26th August           Las Vegas           Source: PRNewswire.com
Aristocrat Technologies, Inc. Receives Nevada Approval to Connect Its Latest Video Slot Machines With Ticket-In/Ticket-Out Functionality On Casino Cashless Systems

25th August           Las Vegas           Source: Las Vegas Sun
Stratosphere execs eye new features for resort - Many renovation projects are already under way

25th August           Las Vegas            Source: San Francisco Chronicle/AP - Adam Goldman
LAS VEGAS: Casinos look for revenues in untraditional places
Vegas casinos' profit margins rising because of gambling? Don't bet on it
In 1992 61% of Nevada casino revenue came from gambling, in 2002 that figure was down to 51.5%.

25th August           Windsor, Ontario            Source: Detroit News
Gamblers find deals in Windsor - Casino adds bonuses to bring bettors back after blackout losses

25th August           Mississippi            Source: Memphis Business Journal
Casinos' advertising spending pays dividends with revenues

25th August           Las Vegas & Placier, California            Source: Sacramento Bee
Harrah's sues Placer casino over secrets

23rd August           Carson City          Source: Las Vegas Sun
Lady Luck management deal OK'd

23rd August           Las Vegas          Source: Las Vegas Sun &  San Francisco Chronicle
Shuffle Master earnings strong, but stock  falls
Shuffle Master slot machine sales disappoint some

22nd August           Las Vegas          Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal
New Frontier owner discussing joint ventures

22nd August           Las Vegas          Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal
Riverboat owner still fielding offers - Jack Binion's Horseshoe Gaming

22nd August           Ontario, Canada          Source: The Sault Star
Sault casino reopens after epic blackout - Facility uncovers tables, turns on slot machines

22nd August           Las Vegas          Source: Las Vegas Mercury
Welcome to the jungle - Cheats and grifters thrive on the underbelly of Las Vegas

22nd August           Mississippi          Source: Biloxi Sun-Herald/AP
Hard Rock Casino plans to go before Biloxi City Council
Clark says he won't give Treasure Bay Casino a new lease

22nd August           Las Vegas          Source: Yahoo/Business Wire & Reuters
Shuffle Master Announces 3rd Fiscal Quarter 2003 Results
Shuffle Master third-quarter profit up 18%

22nd August           Mississippi          Source: Las Vegas Sun
Mississippi officials want to strengthen self-exclusion

22nd August           New Jersey          Source: Las Vegas Sun/AP
Jersey agency may OK betting parlor plan

22nd August           Clark County, Nevada          Source: Las Vegas Sun
Settlement over laundering reports approved

21st August           Mississippi          Source: Biloxi Sun-Herald/AP
Gaming Commission approves move of Treasure Bay Casino

21st August           Colorado & Louisiana          Source: Las Vegas Sun/AP
Casino revenue declines
Louisiana casinos post flat July results

20th August           Ontario, Canada          Source: Buffalo Business Journal
Niagara Falls, Fort Erie, Ont., casinos still in dark
Casino Windsor and Casino Niagarra are both still closed after last Thursday's bi-national power outage.

20th August           New York          Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
Trump Hotels & Casino Resorts, Inc. to Pursue Illinois Gaming License

20th August           Las Vegas          Source: MSNBC News/AP & San Diego Union-Tribune
Sudden storm floods Las Vegas
Severe storms flood Las Vegas, trapping motorists and prompting a state of emergency

20th August           Newton, Mass          Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Bear Stearns North American Gaming Almanac CD Just Released

20th August           Windsor, Ontario          Source: Click on Detroit
Casino Windsor Remains Closed Due To Blackout - Officials Request Building Stay Closed
Casino Windsor has remained closed since the power failures in Canada & the U.S. last Thursday. Website: www.casinowindsor.com "Casino Windsor and Hotel is closed until further notice"

20th August           Las Vegas          Source: Las Vegas Sun
Former Paul-Son exec launches supply firm
Paisano Gaming Supplies Inc. The LVS has an interesting photo of "Dice Spotting" at: www.lasvegassun.com/from.ed/2003/aug/19/photos/P000060846.jpg

20th August           Las Vegas          Source: Las Vegas Sun
Aristocrat to debut 140 slot machines at LV trade show

19th August           Las Vegas          Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
Aristocrat Technologies to Display 140 Innovative Games and Products At 2003 Global Gaming Expo - Slated to Unveil 52 New Game Titles

19th August           Reno, Nevada          Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
IGT Gets Licensing Rights to Develop Dilbert™ Gaming Machine

18th August           North Dakota          Source: iGamingNews.com - Aug 15th
Online Player Sentenced for Illegal Gambling Activity

18th August           Glendale, California          Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
FutureLogic Ends Distribution Contract with Seiko Instruments, Begins Marketing Industry's Leading Thermal Printer Directly

17th August           Kansas City, Missouri          Source: Kansas City Star
Area casino makes $1.21 million mistake in monthly slot revenue report

17th August           Atlantic City          Source: The Press of Atlantic City - Joe Weinert
Casino Notes - U.S. gambling losses hit $68.7B. last year

17th August           Illinois          Source: The Telegraph/ZWire
Alton Belle was dream come true for original investors
Interesting look at the foundation and early history of Argosy Gaming.

15th August           Reno          Source: Las Vegas Sun
Controversy erupts over former Reno casino mural
Late 1950's? postcard - Harolds Club
The giant mural was formerly above the entrance to Harolds Club. The casino was bought by Harrah's and demolished in 1999.

15th August           Nevada          Source: Las Vegas Sun
High prices, other factors behind casino stock sales
U.S. Gaming executives stock option sales. Recent share price increases meaning many have really hit the jackpot.

15th August           Nevada          Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal
Blackjack bettors do better in fiscal year - Casinos' win up despite card game's slide
Breakdown of casino win by game type and slot denomination. Blackjack is still by far the #1 table game at 33.6% and a win of $1.08 billion in 2002/3.

15th August           Atlantic City          Source: CNN/AP
Blackout leaves gamblers stranded

15th August           Colorado          Source: Denver Post
Ailing casino sees better days - Revenues up since Black Hawk facility severed Hyatt ties

15th August           Reno & Lincoln, California          Source: Auburn Journal
Lawsuit alleges misuse of casino guest list

15th August           Las Vegas           Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
PDS Gaming Corporation Reports Financial Results for the Second Quarter 2003

15th August           Las Vegas           Source: Yahoo/Primezone
Innovative Gaming Corporation of America Files to Deregister its Common Stock with the Securities and Exchange Commission

15th August           Rapid City, South Dakota           Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
Concorde Gaming Reports 3rd Quarter Profit
Concorde opereates the Casino Princesa based out of Bayside, Miami.

15th August           Biloxi, Mississippi           Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Isle Of Capri Casinos, Inc. Announces Record First Quarter Results

14th August           Nevada, California & Arizona           Source: Arizona Republic & Reno Gazette-Journal/AP
Arizona casinos may be cutting Laughlin's take
Thunder Valley doesn’t hurt Northern Nevada gaming as much as feared
Reports based upon the release of June's gaming win by the Nevada Gaming Commission.

14th August           Nevada           Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal & Las Vegas Sun
Horseshoe exec confirms interest of possible suitors
Binion may be thinking of deal

14th August           Nevada           Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal
Money laundering rules reviewed - Gaming regulators developing reforms following two report-filing failures

14th August           Springfield, Illinois           Source: State Journal-Register, Sun-Times & Quad City Times
Blagojevich blasts casino layoffs  - Says Par-A-Dice using workers as 'political pawns'
Governor says casino layoffs, shorter hours are tax-cut ploy
Casino layoffs become political ping-pong ball
Governor Rod Blagojevich has once again mentioned the possibility of a state takeover of the 9 Riverboat casinos in Illinois.
What do you think? Discuss this topic in Gaming floor's forum  - State owned versus Private casinos

14th August           Cripple Creek, Colorado           Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Century Casinos, Inc. Announces Second Quarter Earnings

14th August           Las Vegas           Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas Reports 2nd Quarter Net Revenues, EBITDA & Net Income

13th August           Nevada           Source: Reno Gazette-Journal/AP
Nevada casinos recover slowly from Sept. 11, win $9.56 billion
Highlights of FY02-03 revenue report on Nevada casinos

13th August           Nevada           Source: Las Vegas Sun
Nevada casino win up in June
Statewide casinos won $809.l million - up 13.2% from June 2002. For the financial year total Nevada casino win was $9.5 billion up 2.8%.

13th August           Reno           Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal & Las Vegas Sun
IGT adds two more machines to theme-based lineup
Schwarzenegger terminated from new slot game
'Terminator' star facing questions over slot deal
The LVRJ and LVS articles seem to differ somewhat on whether or not Mr Schwarzenegger has actually given permission to IGT for the use of his image.

13th August           Atlantic City           Source: The Press of Atlantic City
Borgata no help to casino revenue
When A.C. slumped, workers went to Vegas, census shows Casino workers follow jobs

13th August           Las Vegas           Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
Hollywood Casino-Aurora Prepares to Implement Compudigm's seePOWER Business Intelligence Solution for Gaming

13th August           Neuquen, Argentina           Source: Las Vegas Sun
Pinnacle to build Argentine casino

13th August           Springfield, Illinois           Source: Yahoo/Reuters & PJStar.com
Illinois casinos get approval to cut hours
Casino cuts jobs and hours - Par-A-Dice officials: State gambling tax hikes are to blame

13th August           Nevada & New Jersey           Source: Yahoo/Reuters
Nevada June casino revenue rose 13.3%
Atlantic City casino revs hit record in July

12th August           Atlantic City           Source: Philadelphia Inquirer/AP
New casino helps Atlantic City set revenue record
Atlantic City casinos helped by the Borgata's $46.9 million won $436.1 million in July. Table/Slots revenue split at the Borgata was 30.5% to 69.5%.

12th August           Waukegan, Illinois           Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
WMS Industries Reports Fourth Quarter Results

12th August           New York           Source: New York Post
More casinos for New York? Yes. - A boon to the sagging economy
More casinos for New York? No. - Ills outweigh the few benefits
Two very different opinions on the desirability of expanded casino gaming in upstate New York.

11th August           New York           Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
MGM Mirage suspends building slot casino at New York racetrack

11th August           Las Vegas           Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
Paul-Son Gaming Reports Results for the Second Quarter and First Half Ended June 30, 2003

10th August          Oklahoma           Source: The Day/AP - Must read!
One-Time Cheater Now Helping Block Casino Slot Crooks
Extremely interesting article from AP writer Adam Goldman. Profile of Tommy Glenn Carmichael a former slot cheat who has just been added to Nevada's Black Book. The Protector slot  security device is marketed by iGames Entertainment - www.igamesentertainment.com

10th August          U.S. - Gaming Investments           Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal
Sources say Ameristar sole Horseshoe bidder - Deal possible for individual casinos

10th August          West Virginia           Source: Philadelphia Post-Gazette
The irresistible pull of slot machines - Gamblers and governments drawn to the sweet music of slots

10th August          Las Vegas & London           Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal
Drive in U.K. seen to aid LV - Gaming concerns poised to act on more liberal rules

10th August          Nevada           Source: San Francisco Chronicle
Washoe Tribe wants to build northern Nevada's first tribal casino

9th August          Scottsdale, Arizona           Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Atronic Launches First Towerline™ Game Sphinx Magic™
Atronic Strengthens in California

9th August          Oklahoma           Source: The Day
One-Time Cheater Now Helping Block Casino Slot Crooks

9th August          Las Vegas           Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal
Gaming officials selling shares - Analysts link executives' sell-off to higher prices
Mandalay Resort Group Chairman Mike Ensign and Vice Chairman Bill Richardson have apparently cashed in shares of the company recently -  worth over $100 million each!.

8th August          Las Vegas           Source: Las Vegas Sun & LVRJ
Station stocks soar to record high - Execs cash in options
Station business focus broadens - Locals giant prospers managing tribal casino in California

8th August          New York & Las Vegas           Source: Daily Racing Form
NYRA slots on hold

8th August          Las Vegas & Macau           Source: Las Vegas Sun
Analysts: Legislation could delay Wynn Macau project
It could possibly be late in 2004 or even 2005 before The Venetian and Wynn Resorts open their casinos in Macau.

8th August          Denver, Colorado           Source: Denver Post
Ex-official indicted in casino-chip sales
Quite remarkable story of an official at the Colorado Division of Gaming selling casino chips on Ebay.

8th August          Illinois           Source: Chicago Daily Herald
Revenues, visits drop at casinos
Several Riverboat casinos in Illinois saw substantial visitor drops in July. The top tax rate in the state is now 70% and 50% on win over $100 million.

7th August          Florida            Source: St. Petersburg Times
Face of poker to change, thanks to new state law

7th August          Ontario, Canada            Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Casino Windsor's largest jackpot ever Won for - $2.6 Million

7th August          Las Vegas            Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal
Cash flow up to near-record for LV Sands - Venetian parent's quarter 'solid'

7th August          Las Vegas            Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Alliance Gaming Announces Corporate Deal With Majestic Star Casino, LLC to Supply Systems and Cashless Solutions
New SATURDAYNIGHTLIVE™ Slot Machines Go Live as National Rollout Begins

7th August          Minneapolis & Maryland            Source: Yahoo/Business Wire & PRNewswire
Lakes Entertainment, Inc. Announces Second Season World Poker Tour Television Agreement
Wednesday Night is Officially Poker Night on the Travel Channel

7th August          Las Vegas            Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
Culinary Workers Union 226 Launches Web Site about Labor Dispute with Aladdin Resort & Casino in Las Vegas

6th August          Las Vegas           Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal
Park Place, Crystal Cruises benefit from partnership
Japanese owned Crystal Cruises debuted the Crystal Serenity in July. Park Place's Caesars brand has had the concession onboard Crystal ships since 1988.

6th August          Waukegan, Illinois           Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal
Analysts bullish as slot manufacturer re-emerges with new line of games
A look at analyst opinion of Williams Gaming that is strugglin to recover from a major software glitch in 2001.

6th August          Winnepeg, Canada           Source: Toronto Globe & Mail
Casinos adopting face-scan systems

6th August          Las Vegas           Source: Reno Gazette Journal/AP
Vegas golf courses told to limit water use due to drought

6th August          Las Vegas           Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire & Las Vegas Sun
Las Vegas Sands, Inc. Reports Record Second Quarter Results
Convention business boosts Venetian profits
Las Vegas Sands is the parent company of the Venetian. Average drop on the 127 tables was  $17,173 per day.

6th August          Tallahassee, Florida           Source: The Ledger/AP
Gov. Bush Allows Bigger Poker Pots

6th August          Lake Tahoe           Source: San Francisco Chronicle
Arraignment set for accused Tahoe casino embezzlers

5th August          Missouri & Detroit           Source: Kansas City Star
Gambling & Tourism: Security will tell 'slot walkers' to take a hike

5th August          Tallahassee, Florida           Source: Miami Herald & Palm Beach Post
Bush must decide today on high-stakes card rooms
Governor to decide whether to allow higher-stakes poker
Currently Poker rooms in Florida have a maximum pot of just $10.

5th August          Las Vegas           Source: Las Vegas Sun
Alliance Gaming revenue increases on Bally slot unit
Bally Assembly line - An interesting photo of technicians assembling the companies "Cash for Life" machines.

5th August          Las Vegas           Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
Wynn Resorts Names Grant Bowie President and General Manager of Wynn Macau

5th August          Las Vegas           Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
Global Payment Technologies Announces Fiscal 2003 Third Quarter Results

5th August          Vancouver. B.C.           Source: Yahoo/Canadian News
Great Canadian Gaming Corporation: Completes Acquisition of Destination Casino in Wells, BC

5th August          Las Vegas           Source: Las Vegas Sun/AP
Caesars Palace in Las Vegas moving ahead with new tower plans

5th August          Las Vegas & Chicago           Source: Yahoo/Business Wire & CBS Marketwatch
Park Place Submits Bid to Build Caesars Casino in Greater Chicago
Park Place credit hit by Illinois bid

5th August          Las Vegas           Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire & Reuters
Alliance Gaming Reports Fiscal 2003 EPS of $0.81 From Continuing Operations; Revenues Increase 38% to $407.6 Million
Alliance Gaming income from continuing operations up

4th August          Atlantic City           Source: Courier-Post
Borgata averages $1.6M per day in July - Chief financial officer says casino's first month is more than respectable

4th August          New York           Source: New York Times
The N.Y.R.A. Tries to Head Off a Criminal Indictment

4th August          Waukegan, Illinois           Source: Yahoo/Reuters
WMS shares hop to 17-month high on upgrade

3rd August          Indiana           Source: The Corier-Journal
Gaming chief puts cards on the table - Veteran official set to deal with the tough issues

2nd August          Vancouver           Source: Canada.com/Vancouver Sun
Council lifts ban on slot machines - Hastings Park, casino machines could produce $9 million a year

2nd August          Washington           Source: International Herald Tribune
Creator of plan for betting on terrorism to step down

2nd August          California, Horseracing           Source: San Diego Union-Tribune
Bettors ponying up for online info from handicappers

2nd August          Shreveport, Louisiana           Source: Shreveport Times
Horseshoe could change hands - Ameristar Casinos reportedly makes $1.4 billion offer

2nd August          Atlantic City           Source: Phillyburbs.com/AP
Fifth suspect in casino robberies arrested in Atlantic City

1st August          Sacramento, California           Source: Fox News/AP
Hustler Publisher Flynt to Run For California Governor

1st August          Little Rock, Arkansas           Source: Las Vegas Sun/AP
Casino consultant bankrolled opposition to Arkansas gambling

1st August          Gaming Investments           Source: Yahoo/Motley Fool
Boyd Rolls Snake Eyes

1st August          Las Vegas           Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal
Ameristar bidding for riverboat company - LV company reportedly offering $1.39 billion for Horseshoe Gaming