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February 2002
North America

28th February    Atlantic City & Las Vegas    Source: Las Vegas Sun
Atlantic City casinos move forward with expansions
Despite loss, Aladdin pleased with progress

28th February    Las Vegas    Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire & Reuters
Mandalay Resort Group Announces Fourth Quarter and Year End Results
Mandalay posts loss vs profit amid Vegas slump

28th February    Gaming Investments    Source: CBS Marketwatch
Casinos rise on good news in Vegas

28th February    Las Vegas    Source: Las Vegas Review Journal
Slot-route operator looks to buy PT's Pub chain

27th February    Las Vegas    Source: Las Vegas Review Journal
Aladdin Gaming seeks buyers for Strip resort - Icahn, Roski considered possible suitors

27th February    Kentucky    Source: Northern Light/AP
Ky. Race Track May Get Slot Machines

27th February    Gaming Investments    Source: Yahoo/SmartMoney.com
SmartMoney.com - One-Day Wonder. Seven Come Eleven...Ah, Nuts

27th February    Vancouver    Source: Globe & Mail
Casinogate informant takes stand against Clark

26th February    Las Vegas    Source: Las Vegas Sun
Neal lobbies for gaming tax increase

26th February    Las Vegas    Source: Las Vegas Sun
Aladdin auction process nearly identical to one used by Regent

26th February    Las Vegas    Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Mikohn Licenses the Trivial Pursuit® Board Game and Will Develop New Slot Attractions Based on Best Selling Trivia Game

26th February    Dallas    Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Hollywood Casino Corporation Announces Fourth Quarter and Year End 2001 Results

26th February    US & Atlantic City    Source: The Press of Atlantic City - Feb 22nd & 24th
U.S. casino win up 11% in 2001 - Report: Nationís casino gamblers lost $38.7 billion
Nickels playing big in A.C. - Casinos investment in 5-cent slots pays off
Two fact filled Joe Weinert columns in the Press of Atlantic City. Ten US States now have $1 billion casino industries & in Atlantic City win from nickel denominated slots jumped 62% in 2001.

26th February    Las Vegas    Source: LA Times/Bloomberg News
Aladdin Casino Asks to Liquidate Assets

26th February    Louisiana    Source: Yahoo/Reuters
Boyd's La. casino reopened after brief closure

25th February    Nevada    Source: Las Vegas Sun
State's casinos post healthy increase, despite slowdown

25th February    Las Vegas    Source: Las Vegas Sun
MGM MIRAGE owner named richest in LV

25th February    Las Vegas    Source: Orlando Sentinel
Islam at home in Las Vegas

24th February    Colorado    Source: Denver Business Journal
January gambling revenues up $7M
Colorado's 44 casinos won $58 million in January. There are 15,632 slots, 98 Blackjack and 88 Poker tables.

24th February    Lousiana    Source: NJ.com /AP
Gambling regulators shut down Delta Downs' 9-day-old casino
Delta Downs's 1,500 slot-machine casino owned by Boyd Gaming had between 5 and 7,000 customers on the opening day.

24th February    Gaming Investments    Source: The Wall Street Transcript
President highlights PDS Gaming's typical customer

23rd February    Nevada    Source: Las Vegas Review Journal
Nevada casino revenue rises in '01 - Non gambling activities drive upswing, data show
Win from gaming was 51.4% at $9.3 billion. Non Gaming revenues - Hotel, food and beverage etc. provided 48.6%. The figures are for the year ending June 30th 2001 from a total of 247 casinos.

23rd February    Louisiana    Source: Yahoo/Reuters & Las Vegas Review Journal
Police shut down Boyd casino at Delta Downs
Regulators shut down slot casino - Boyd-owned Delta Downs accused of serious violations 

23rd February    Las Vegas    Source: Yahoo/Reuters
Steve Wynn sees Le Reve financing in next 7 weeks
The projected cost of the Le Reve project is about $1.65 billion with an opening date 30 to 32 months after financing is closed.

23rd February    Las Vegas    Source: Yahoo/Reuters
Passenger volume rebound seen at Las Vegas airport

23rd February    Atlantic City    Source: Ananova.com
Man dies within minutes of hitting casino jackpot

23rd February    Detroit    Source: Detroit News
Man slams car into casino; 6 injured

22nd February    Nevada & Chicago    Source: Las Vegas Sun
WMS looks to rebuild in wake of slot woes

22nd February    Mississippi    Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Tunica - 'The South's Casino Capital' Celebrates 10 Years
The 10 casinos in Tunica employ some 16,000 people. The unemployment rate is 3.4% - in 1992 it was 26.2%.
Website: www.tunicamiss.com

22nd February    Atlantic City    Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Top Casino Industry Executives Will Headline Mid-Atlantic Gaming Congress

22nd February    Las Vegas    Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
Shuffle Master Announces 1st Fiscal Quarter 2002 Results

22nd February    Las Vegas    Source: Yahoo/AP
Yahoo Photos - Caesars Palace, Las Vegas Chinese New Year

22nd February    Mississippi    Source: Biloxi Sun Herald
Coast's casinos set record in January
The 30 state regulated casinos won $243.5 million during January. There are 10 casinos on the coast and 18 along the Mississippi river in Tunica, Lula, Greenville, Vicksburg and Natchez.

22nd February    Nebraska & Iowa    Source: Des Moins Register
Nebraska border casino battle possible

21st February    Nebraska    Source: Las Vegas Sun
Nebraska officials mulling casino plan - Proposal would allow up to five casinos, plus slots at existing tracks

21st February    US    Source: Las Vegas Sun
Miss America slot plan debated

21st February    Las Vegas & West Virginia     Source: Las Vegas Sun
Harrah's refiles lawsuit against Penn National

20th February    Las Vegas     Source: Las Vegas Sun
Casino legend Sachs operated in different Las Vegas

20th February    Tunica, Mississippi     Source: Clarksdale Press Register & Clarion Ledger
Casino managers inspect life-skills classes
Tunica County: 10 years of gaming still paying off
Tunica county is located in North East Mississippi. The first casino to open was the Splash casino in October 1992.

19th February    Gaming Stocks     Source: Yahoo/The Wall Street Transcript
Should investors gamble on gaming stocks?

19th February    Florida     Source: Sun Sentinel & St. Petersburg Times
Casino gambling bill faces tough odds in Legislature
Vote down slot machine gambling
The plan is for Racetracks and major hotels to be allowed slots in Florida. The St. Petersburg Times is however strongly against the idea.

19th February    Washington & Arizona     Source: Northern Light/PRNewswire
Atronic Joins American Gaming Association - Global Equipment Manufacturer to Support Industrywide Efforts In the United States

19th February    Nevada     Source: Northern Light/Christian Science Monitor
Nevada ups battle against nuclear-dump site

19th February    Minnesota     Source: Star Tribune
Minnesota casinos face new competition rom Canada

18th February    US     Source: The Press of Atlantic City - Joe Weinert, Feb 15th
States view gambling as quick fix for deficits - 22 states consider casino-style gaming

18th February    California     Source: LA Times
Bettors Having Trouble Getting Out of the Gate

18th February    Chicago & Australia     Source: Business Week
Who Will Bet on WMS Industries?

18th February    Las Vegas     Source: Yahoo/AP
Vegas Airport Reaps Slots Windfall

18th February    Minnesota    Source: Mesabi Daily News
Stakes are high - Nine different casino, gambling bills in Legislature
Effort to legalize sports betting may be revived -  Ventura urges state get piece of $1 billion industry
Minnesota has 18 casinos operated by 11 different Indian tribes.

18th February    Illinois    Source: Chicago Tribune
Voters sour on casino in Rosemont - Proposed buyout also a bad deal, Illinoisans say

16th February    California    Source: Las Vegas Review Journal
Record lottery jackpot has Nevadans streaming to border - Estimated prize to be $175 million in California game
Interesting statistics of how much the state will actually pay out the winner - a long way short of $175 million!

16th February    New Jersey    Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
Trump Hotels & Casino Resorts Fourth Quarter and Year-End Results
THCR operates three casinos in Atlantic City - Trump Plaza Hotel & Casino, Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort and Trump Marina Hotel Casino and a casino boat - Trump Indiana in Gary, Indiana.

16th February    US    Source: Yahoo/Reuters
Major gaming companies eyeing race track casinos
Louisiana, West Virginia and Delaware racetracks now have slots. Ohio, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, Florida and New York are considering adding them.

16th February    Kentucky    Source: Chicago Tribune
Kentucky tracks look to casinos to save horse racing

15th February    Chicago & Las Vegas    Source: Las Vegas Sun
Slot maker subject of takeover speculation
Station buys into Internet gaming venture

15th February    Illinois     Source: Norhern Light/PRNewswire
Horseshoe Gaming Holding Corp. Reports Fourth Quarter 2001 Earnings

15th February    Las Vegas     Source: Yahoo/USA Today
Skin and sin are in again on the Las Vegas Strip
A tastefully done report about some of the more exotic offerings now appearing in the Strip casinos.

15th February    Niagara, Canada     Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
Casino Niagara Patron Wins Record Megabucks Jackpot

15th February    Ottawa     Source: Northern Light/Canada NewsWire
Search warrants Executed - Charges Laid in Ontario and Quebec in Illegal Gambling Crackdown

14th February    Las Vegas     Source: FT Global Archive/Canadian Financial Post
MGM Mirage expects to build US$1B casino in Atlantic City

14th February    Delta Downs, Lousiana     Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Boyd Gaming Opens Delta Downs Casino in Louisiana
The word "Casino" is used but the operation has in fact 1,500 slots and no table games.

14th February    Las Vegas     Source: Las Vegas Review Journal
John L. Smith -  Good fortune seems to have slipped away from Binion's Horseshoe

14th February    Detroit     Source: Detroit News
Greektown casino fined $400,000

13th February    Detroit     Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Greektown Casino's Economic Impact on Detroit and State - $411.2 Million to Date

13th February    Las Vegas     Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Alliance Gaming Announces Distribution Agreement for MindPlay LLC Table Games Products

13th February    Nevada    Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Las Vegas Hosts 35 Million Visitors in 2001; Convention Attendance Increases 5.1 Percent for the Year

13th February    Nevada     Source: Las Vegas Review Journal
Numbers confirm 2001 was poor year for state's casinos

13th February    Nevada     Source: Reno Gazette Journal
Nevada casinos win $9.47 billion in 2001, down slightly
The win came on a gross handle of $138.4 billion a hold of 7% on all products. The Las Vegas Strip accounts for roughly 50% of casino win in the State.

13th February    Nevada     Source: Las Vegas Sun
Casino numbers show gradual rebound
Mayor gives gaming industry earful
Nevada's gaming win was down 7.5% to $731.8 million in December. Slots down 8% - Tables 18%. Baccarat win was down 37% from 2000. Slot win for 2001 was 65.5% of the total - up 1% from 2000.

13th February    Nevada     Source: Las Vegas Sun
U.S. Congress poised to address gaming issues - Officials could see battle over Internet gambling this year

13th February    Nevada     Source: iWon/Reuters
Nevada casino revenues down 7.6 pct in December

12th February    Las Vegas     Source: Las Vegas Review Journal
GAMING SUMMIT: Operators optimistic on future - Mandalay Resort Group to restart convention center work

12th February    Las Vegas    Source: Forbes.com/Reuters
Gaming Summit hurt by budget cuts, sector weakness
Pre registration for the American Gaming Summit which began Monday was down 30% from 2001.

11th February    Las Vegas    Source: Las Vegas Sun
Slot makers hit jackpot with show cancellation - World Gaming Congress will be folded into Global Gaming Expo
The Global Gaming Expo will take place at the Las Vegas Convention Center from the 17th to 19th of September.

11th February    Las Vegas    Source: Las Vegas Sun
Casinos hopeful New Year will draw Asian visitors
The Year of the Snake ends and the Year of the Horse begins on the 12th of February.

11th February    Las Vegas   Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Mikohn Gaming Engages Jefferies & Company, Inc. to Assist In Developing Strategic Alternatives to Increase Stockholder Value

11th February    Reno    Source: Yahoo/ThompsonFN.com
New insider trade data for IGT

11th February     Las Vegas    Source: Yahoo/Reuters
Andersen Loses Hard Rock Hotel

11th February     Washington State    Source: The Seattle Times - Editorial
Craps! The state almost went totally Biloxi

10th February     Las Vegas     Source: Kansas City Star
Gem Communications' gambling trade show disappears

10th February     Carson City     Source: Nevada Appeal - Feb 8th
100-room minimum mandated for  future casinos

10th February    Niagara, Canada     Source: The National Post
Automotive heartland gets boost from casino complex

9th February    Las Vegas     Source: Las Vegas Sun
Two LV gaming shows merging
The American Gaming Association has bought the name and assets of World Gaming Congress & Expo from privately held Gem Communications.

9th February     Las Vegas     Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
AGA, Reed Exhibitions Intend to Acquire World Gaming Congress Trade Show Assets

8th February    Quarterly results    Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Pinnacle Entertainment Reports Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2001 Results
Ameristar Casinos, Inc. Reports Fourth Quarter 2001 Results, Topping Off a Record Year

8th February    Las Vegas    Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
Park Place and Mandalay Named Preferred Alternate for Gaming License in Macau

7th February    Florida     Source: Las Vegas Sun/AP
Legislator proposes casinos in Florida
Voters in Florida have rejected casino gambling in 1978, 1986 and 1994. 

7th February    Las Vegas     Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
Shuffle Master, Inc. Provides Update on Budweiser Games

7th February    Las Vegas     Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Boyd Gaming Reports Fourth Quarter Results

7th February    Las Vegas & Macau     Source: Yahoo/Reuters
Las Vegas casinos poised to set sail for Macau

7th February    Hawaii     Source: Honolulu Advertiser
Gambling still hot issue

7th February    Nevada     Source: Yahoo/Reuters
Winnings down for Nevada casinos on Super Bowl bets
According to results released by the Nevada Gaming Control Board win on the game was 3.3% on a handle of $71.5 million.

7th February    Nevada     Source: Las Vegas Review Journal/AP
Casinos, retailers anticipate comeback in Asian tourism
Gaming Control Board approves merger of multistate gaming companies

7th February    Las Vegas     Source: Yahoo/Reuters
Harrah's CEO sells 17 pct of his stake in company

7th February    Illinois     Source: Chicago Business
Group asks state to fold MGM casino

6th February    St Louis     Source: News Tribune/AP
Three robberies at St. Louis area casinos in last week

6th February    Las Vegas     Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Coinless Systems Inc. Signs Licensing Agreement With WMS Gaming Inc.

6th February    Las Vegas     Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
Harrah's Entertainment, Inc. Reports 2001 Full-Year, Fourth-Quarter Results

6th February    Las Vegas     Source: Las Vegas Review Journal
Wynn again adjusts timetable for Le Reve

6th February    Atlantic City     Source: The Press of Atlantic City
Casino revenues up in January
Atlantic City's 12 casinos won $328.8 million in January, up 6.2% on 2001. Table game hold was a healthy 16.9%.

5th February    Las Vegas     Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
Las Vegas Sands Inc. Reports Fourth Quarter and Year-End Results
Table game hold at the Venetian was 15.3% during 2001 compared with 20.5% in 200O.

5th February    Las Vegas & Caribbean     Source: Boston Herald
Upset game upsets casinos: But survivors bet on Rams in 2003 
Interesting statistics that estimate the volume of money bet on the Superbowl at Caribbean sportsbooks being 4 times greater than in Nevada.

5th February    Las Vegas    Source: Las Vegas Review Journal
THE STRIP: the naked truth Performing topless goes with the territory for Las Vegas showgirls

5th February    Las Vegas     Source: FT.com
Las Vegas looks for a change in fortunes
LV is hoping for a lucky Chinese New Year to compensate for a business downturn following September 11th and the cancellation of the Lewis/Tyson fight.

4th February    Las Vegas     Source: Northern Light/AP
Oddsmakers Hit Hard by Rams' Loss

4th February   Hawaii      Source: Honolulu Advertiser
Panel votes unanimously to kill gambling bills

4th February   Las Vegas      Source: Las Vegas Review Journal
Super Bowl still big, just not as big as before - Bets on game in state books have fallen each year since 1998, partly because of competition

4th February   New York      Source: TheJournalNews.com
Casinos likely to draw gamblers away from OTB

4th February    US     Source: Christian Science Monitor
States Take a Big Gamble

3rd February    Las Vegas     Source: Las Vegas Review Journal
Despite changes in Las Vegas, sports betting remains a big business

3rd February    Reno     Source: Reno Gazette Journal
Bookmakers in trenches for busiest day - Millions are on the line for Super Bowl.

2nd February    Atlantic City    Source: The Press of Atlantic City
Casino Life - Joe Weinert's weekly column.

2nd February    Las Vegas    Source: Las Vegas Review Journal
Super Bowl to bring super bets - Sports book operators expect cash to fly as big game grows nearer 

2nd February    Hawaii    Source: Yahoo/The Hawaii Channel
Gambling Expected To Fold In Legislature

2nd February    Las Vegas    Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Innovative Gaming Announces Agreement to Acquire GET USA, Inc.

2nd February    Texas     Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
BGI Announces Seizures of its Bank Accounts - Advises Operators of Charity Station Machines to Suspend Operations

1st February    Indiana    Source: Michigan City/AP
Senate approves dockside gambling

1st February    Superbowl Betting    Source: CBS - Marketwatch
You can bet on it - The IRS doesn't get its cut of gambling winnings

1st February    Waukegan, Illinois    Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
WMS Industries Reports Second Quarter Results - Backlog of Participation Games Increases to a Record 1,000 Units
2,606 slots were sold during the quarter at an average price of $8,436. Williams has 5,767machines installed on a revenue participation basis.

1st February    Atlantic City    Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Mid-Atlantic Gaming Congress to Chart Impact of New York Casinos

1st February    Las Vegas    Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire, Reuters & Las Vegas Sun
MGM MIRAGE Reports Fourth Quarter and Year End Results
MGM Mirage profits drop amid travel slump
MGM MIRAGE results reflect Vegas economic rebound
Total revenues were 13% down at $896.3 million in the quarter compared with $1.03 billion in 2000.