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February 2001
North America

28th February   Illinois  Source: Chicago Sun-Times
Aurora casino to expand
The new barge will have a one level 53,000 square foot gaming floor and a capacity of 3,900.
Lawmaker calls for slots at O'Hare.
The Republican Senator wants delayed passengers "to become actively involved in gaming opportunities"

28th February   Las Vegas & London  Source: Yahoo UK & Ireland/Reuters
Aladdin resort lays off 4 pct of work force

28th February   California & Reno, Nevada  Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Silicon Gaming Announces Stockholders Approve Merger With International Game Technology

27th February   Atlantic City & Ontario  Source: CBS News.com & Toronto Star
Smile! You're On Casino Camera
The Biometric facial recognition story from the AP. Cheats are being cought but civil libertarians are not happy.
Casinos must reveal face-scanning to patrons
Ontario Casinos must inform players that facial recognition is being used at the Provinces eight casinos.

27th February   Las Vegas  Source: San Francisco Chronicle
Illusionists sign lifetime contract with the Mirage

27th February   Quebec   Source: Montreal Gazette - Feb 22nd
Don't bet against slot machines showing up at the track

26th February   Reno, Nevada   Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
IGT Gets Licensing Rights to Develop New 'I Love Lucy® Gaming Machine

26th February   Chicago & Las Vegas   Source: Williams Gaming
WMS Gaming Installs MONOPOLY Money Grab Participation Games in Nevada

26th February   Atlantic City   Source: New Jersey Online - NJ.com
Facial recognition surveillance nothing new in casinos - Detailed story giving some interesting background on how the Biometrica.com system operates.

25th February   Carson City, Nevada   Source: Signs on San Diego
Nevada casinos battle bill to force more payoffs - Bill SB100 could mean casinos have to pay out on slot malfunctions

25th February   Las Vegas   Source: Las Vegas Reveiw Journal
Frontier dealers endorse union - Third group votes for representation - The vote being 48 for and 42 against.

24th February   Las Vegas   Source: LasVegas.com Gaming Wire
Tribal Gaming revenues surpass Nevada total in 2000. - Native Indian gaming win being estimated at $9.9 billion.

24th February   Las Vegas   Source: Las Vegas Review Journal & Los Angeles Times
New Frontier dealers to hold union election
Dealers Reject Union at Most Las Vegas Casinos
Of the nine elections so far just the Stratosphere and Tropicana dealers have voted to sign up.

24th February   California   Source: Gamecraft Inc.
Gamecraft Announces Regulatory Submission of the GC2000 Gaming Platform

23rd February   Las Vegas   Source: Yahoo/Reuters
Park Place plans 30-story tower at Caesars Palace

23rd February   Las Vegas  Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Shuffle Master Announces 1st Fiscal Quarter 2001 Results - The company now has out over 7,000 shufflers and 1,000 leased table games.

23rd February   Mississippi  Source: Las Vegas Sun
Mississippi casino revenue up an 'impressive' 5 percent - The State's 30 casinos winning $227.6 million in January

22nd February   Las Vegas  Source: Yahoo Entertainment News/AP
Entertainers Recall Segregated Strip

22nd February   Colorado   Source: Excite/Dow Jones Newswires
Colorado Casinos' Jan Gaming Win Rose 2.6% To $50.95M - Blackhawk casinos providing over 70% of the total.

22nd February   Las Vegas  Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
Acres Gaming Announces Five Casino Deal With Station Casinos

22nd February   Wisconsin & Louisiana   Source: Pioneer Planet & The Advocate Online
BIA approves casino construction
Boundary dispute stops Cajun Casino 

21st February   Chicago   Source: Chicago Herald Tribune
Slots, Tables put Casino in enviable spot - The Grand Victoria in Elgin with 1,200 gaming positions making a daily average of $804.

21st February   Louisiana   Source: NewOrleans.net/AP
Casinos win $140 million in January - The Riverboats made $50.20 from each visitor. Harrah's New Orleans averaged $40.15.

21st February   New Orleans   Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Casino Owner, JCC Holding Company, Comments on Release of January Casino Revenues

21st February   Chicago & California  Source: Williams Industries
WMS Gaming Surpasses 4,000 Units Ordered by California Casinos; Company Achieves Annual Fiscal Goal Sooner Than Expected

20th February   Atlantic City   Source: Boston.com & PressPlus 
Authorities battle high-tech casino cheats
Judge says mini-baccarat cheat protests too much

20th February   Colorado   Source: The Denver Business Journal
Taxman helping out employees of casinos

20th February   Las Vegas   Source: New Jersey Online
Workers at MGM Mirage casino reject union - Dealers at New York New York voted 4 to 1 against.

19th February   Las Vegas   Source: Las Vegas Sun
Author sets off a debate over casino floor design - Cramped slot floors advocated in book

19th February   Online Gambling  Source: Winner Online - Feb 12th
Modular Casino Software Saves Time and Disk Space

19th February   Las Vegas  Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire & IGT
Three Million Dollar Jackpot at the Excalibur

18th February   Atlantic City  Source: PressPlus- Feb 16th
Visits fall, win rises for A.C. casinos - 33.2 million visits and a casino win of $4.3 billion. Win per visit almost $130 up 4.7%.

18th February   Tallahassee  Source: Florida Times Union
Dog tracks flex political muscle to fight gambling competition - Tax cuts have been given to rejuvenate business that has been declining since the Florida Lottery began in 1988.

17th February   New Jersey  Source: Excite/Reuters
Atlantic City gaming revenues up 1.2 pct in January

16th February   Las Vegas & London  Source: Las Vegas Sun
Aladdin eyeing refinancing, recapitalization plans

16th February   New York   Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
Trump Hotels & Casino Resorts Fourth Quarter and Year-end Results

16th February   New Jersey   Source: Boston Globe
Gambling addicts could ban themselves from casinos

16th February   Indiana   Source: Cincinnati Enquirer
Casino cuts jobs, table games - Layoff of 40 card dealers reflects popularity of slots - The Grand Victoria Casino on the Ohio River eliminating half its 70 tables

16th February   Nevada   Source: Las Vegas Sun
Nevada casino profits reported to be down - Nevada Casinos paid $592.3 million in State taxes and had net income of $496.8 million during 2000.

15th February   New York   Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire & This is London
Playboy.com Signs Online Gaming Deal With Ladbrokes; Venture to Launch Sports Book Operation in First Half
Playboy bets going online with Ladbrokes

15th February   Biloxi, Mississippi   Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Isle of Capri Casinos, Inc. Announces Third Quarter Results

15th February   Atlantic City   Source: Yahoo/AP
Soderbergh, Clooney Start Ocean's 11 - In the 1960 Original Frank Sinatra (Danny Ocean) and the Rat Pack planned to rob Las Vegas Strip casinos.

15th February   Detroit   Source: Detroiit Free Press 
Casino Cures - More of the take should go to help problem gamblers 

15th February   Las Vegas   Source: Las Vegas Sun
December visitation to Las Vegas up 9 percent - Gaming win on the LV Strip also up 9% at $428 million.

14th February   Antiqua   Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Going From Bricks to Clicks, Dr. Stanley Ho Lends His Name To a Virtual Venture

13th February   Atlantic City   Source: LasVegas.com Gaming Wire/Joe Weinert
Weekly AC report: Secret Trump Hotels meeting

13th February   New Jersey & Peru   Source: Gaming Labs International - Feb 5th
Gaming Laboratories International, Inc.® (GLI) Receives Five Year Extension from Peru to Test Gaming Devices

13th February   Carson City, Nevada   Source: Sacramento Bee
Nevada casinos win record $9.6 billion in 2000, up 6.4 percent - $6.2 billion slots and $3.35 billion tables a split of 65/35. Blackjack win $1.17 billion, $541.6 million from Baccarat and Craps $491.7 million.

13th February   Las Vegas   Source: IDG.net/CIO Magazine
Jackpot - Harrahs big payoff came from using IT to manage customer information

12th February   Las Vegas   Source: Las Vegas Review Journal
Bally's dealers reject union - Transportation Workers Union suffers back-to-back election defeats at Park Place's casino, Riviera

11th February   Detroit   Source: Detroit Free Press  - Feb 8th
MotorCity took lead in January  - The three Detroit casinos won $73.6 million in January.  Motor City making an average of $895,000 a day gross.

10th February   Las Vegas   Source: Las Vegas Sun
Two casinos holding union votes - The Riviera and Bally's.

10th February   Salt Lake City & Mexico  Source: Salt Lake City Tribune
NAFTA Puts Dice Maker in a Bad Spot - The intricacies of free trade and the manufacture of Craps dice (cellulose acetate with tolerances of 3/10000).

10th February   San Diego & Mexico  Source: International Thunderbird Gaming
Thunderbird Opens Second Mexico Location

8th February   Missouri   Source: Kansas City Star
Casino Agrees to Pay Excelsior Springs, Mo., Woman Disputed Jackpot

7th February   Las Vegas   Source: LasVegas.com Gaming Wire
Venetian reports jumps in net revenues, cash flow - During 2000 Slot win $132 a day (Vegas average $110). Table game  win $5,200 per day. Average room rate $182.

7th February   Las Vegas  Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Harrah's Entertainment Reports 2000 Fourth-Quarter and Full-Year Results

7th February   Dania, Florida  Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
americancasinoguide.com Website Adds Extensive Reports on Money-Saving Specials in Las Vegas

7th February   Paradise Island  Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Sun International Announces Fourth Quarter Earnings

6th February   Detroit, Michigan   Source: Detroit News
Greektown Casino nabs suspected craps cheater - Interesting story complete with a full size craps layout being held up in court.

6th February   Las Vegas  Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Coast Resorts, Inc. Announces Fourth Quarter and Year End Results

6th February   Las Vegas and Barcelona   Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Innovative Gaming Announces Signing of an Initial Joint Venture Agreement With UNIDESA of Spain

6th February   Missouri  Source: Jefferson City News Tribune
Another bid surfaces to drop $500 limit on casino gamblers losses - Missouri Riverboat Gaming Association argue that the move would generate up to $156 million in additional state gambling taxes.

6th February   Baton Rouge, Louisiana  Source: The Advocate
Casinos asking to stay ashore - Baton Rouge riverboats cite cruising hazards

4th February   Hawaii  Source: Honolulu Star Bulletin
Casino builder promises more than just gambling - Sun International's plans to create an Atlantis type resort at Ko Olina.

4th February   Las Vegas  Source: Las Vegas Sun
Slot club competition heats up with Station changes

4th February   Atlantic City  Source: Bergen Record
Sands drops its bid for troubled casino - Park Place looks set to have 4 of the 12 Atlantic City licenses.

4th February   Nevada  Source: Reno Gazette Journal
IRS could increase casino workers’ withholdings

2nd February   Hawaii  Source: Excite/U-Wire Honolulu - Jan 30th
Casino in Hawaii poor plan - Further debate on Hawaii's State Legislature proposals to legalise gambling.

2nd February   Las Vegas  Source: International Herald Tribune
Las Vegas: From Sin City to Real City? - Popuation now standing at 1.4 million with 500,000 expected to move there over the next 10 years.

2nd February   Nebraska & Iowa  Source: Hotel-Online/Omaha World-Herald
Omaha, Neb.-Area Casinos Keep Expanding to Counter Internet-Based Gaming

1st February   Las Vegas  Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
MGM MIRAGE Reports Record Fourth Quarter Revenue, Cash Flow, and Net Income - The Bellagio, MGM Grand, Mirage & Treasure Island etc. producing gaming and hotel revenues of over $1 billion for the quarter.

1st February   Carson City & Las Vegas  Source: Las Vegas Sun
Casino dealers lose ruling on tobacco smoke
London theme planned for LV resort

1st February   Las Vegas & Beaune, France   Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Paul-Son Gaming Corporation Announces Letter of Intent to Combine With Bourgogne et Grasset and The Bud Jones Company, Inc.