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February 2004
North America

29th February           Las Vegas          Las Vegas Review-Journal
JOHN L. SMITH: Counterfeit booze and crooked contests can sink credibility
INSIDE GAMING: Filegate left for control board to finish
Interesting comment on the Venetian's $1 million fine by the Nevada Gaming Commission.

29th February           Worldwide - 19th February edition
World's Best Casinos
Forbes listing of what they believe are the world's top 10 casinos. Very poorly researched article with terrible pictures.

29th February           Windsor, Ontario          CBC News
$1 nets C$4.5 million on slot machine
An Ontario man won $4,547,153.25 on an IGT Megabucks at Casino Windsor on Saturday.

29th February           Louisiana          The Advocate
Pair hopes school launches mighty La. poker league

29th February           Atlantic City          MSN Money/Reuters
Trump Looking for Lucky Hand with Deal

28th February           Las Vegas          Las Vegas Review-Journal
Wynn's stock, hotel in fine shape - Shares of Wynn Resorts Ltd. up about 180 percent since IPO
Friday's close at $36.34 means that Wynn Resorts stock has increased almost 180% since its market debut on the 25th October 2002.

28th February           Washington          Las Vegas Review-Journal
Gambling lobbyist earns more than $1 million annually
Frank Fahrenkopf, President of the American Gaming Association apparently receives a basic salary of $974,926 per annum. The U.S. President's salary is just $400,000.

28th February           Las Vegas          Las Vegas Business Press
Strip property marks a milestone
The Barbary Coast which is 25 years old on the 2nd of March.

28th February           Las Vegas          Las Vegas Business Press
Troubled downtown casino looks set to open
The LVBP speculates that Harrah's may have obtained the rights to the Horseshoe name in Nevada and the WSOP for very little money indeed..

28th February           Mississippi          Biloxi Sun-Herald
Despite trade-off, gamblers love single deck blackjack
6 to 5 payouts for Blackjack on single-deck games have now found their way into 5 South Mississippi casinos.

28th February           Detroit          Detroit Free Press/AP & Detroit News
Detroit city council withdraws objection to casino settlement
Detroit City Council clears way for building of permanent casinos

28th February           Cincinatti, Ohio          Las Vegas Sun/New York Times
Playing card giant sold to Jarden Corp
The U.S. Playing Card Corp. (Bee & Bicycle) website:

27th February           Las Vegas          Las Vegas Review-Journal
Exec to start new company - Friedman abruptly leaves No. 2 post at Las Vegas Sands

27th February           Las Vegas          Yahoo/The Motley Fool
Shuffle Master's No Shell Game

27th February           Oklahoma          San Francisco Chronicle/AP
Gambling-machine stocks rise on Oklahoma bill approval

27th February           Las Vegas          Las Vegas Review-Journal
Child porn inquiry targets Wynn's kin - Casino developer's brother subject of Operation Predator

27th February           Las Vegas          Yahoo/Business Wire
Shuffle Master, Inc. Reports First Fiscal Quarter Results

27th February           Washington & Brasil          Real Cities/Knight Ridder
Brazil's popular 'Lula' nudged by U.S.-linked gaming scandal

27th February           Las Vegas & Macau          Las Vegas Sun - Jeff Simpson
Wynn says rule changes will advance Chinese casino
Macau casinos will be able to advance credit to customers and this may also help stem the acitvities of money lenders.

27th February           Las Vegas & Macau          Las Vegas Sun
Barrick Gaming secures financing for acquisitions
The start-up company intends buying four downtown Las Vegas casinos from Jackie Gaughan. The Gold Spike, Western, Las Vegas Club and Plaza Hotel & Casino.

26th February           Cincinatti, Ohio          International Herald Tribune/NYT
Top playing card maker acquired

26th February           Chicago          Chicago Sun-Times & Daily Herald
Casino license will end up in a north suburb
Waukegan a player for final casino license 

26th February           Las Vegas          Las Vegas Review-Journal - Jeff Simpson
Venetian settles complaint over rigging of contest
The Venetian will have to pay fines of $1 million at the Nevada Gaming Commission's 18th March meeting. Three un-named executives were dismissed from the company.

26th February           Chicago          Chicago Business/Reuters
Finalists named for Illinois casino license - Gaming Board will choose leader March 5
The finalists are Harrah's Entertainment Inc, Isle of Capri Casinos Inc.and privately held Midwest Gaming and Entertainment LLC. Penn National's State owned casino plan was eliminated.

26th February           Las Vegas          San Francisco Chronicle/AP
Las Vegas hotel-casino will pay $1 million after rigging three drawings in 2002

26th February           Las Vegas          The Scotsman/PA
Casino Merc Draw Was A Fiddle
An executive at the Venetian apparently hiding the winning ticket in his shirt sleeve!.

25th February           Carson City          Las Vegas Review-Journal
Official's IGT case stance questioned

25th February           Las Vegas          Las Vegas Sun & LVR-J
Latino theme eyed as possibility for Castaways
Local group pursues Castaways

25th February           Las Vegas          Yahoo/Dow Jones
Shuffle Master To Buy Casinos Austria Unit, Stays Lawsuit

25th February           Las Vegas & Vienna, Austria          Business Wire
Shuffle Master, Inc. Announces Intent to Purchase Casinos Austria Research and Development -CARD-
An amazing development. Shuffle Master & CARD are presently involved in Patent infringement lawsuits involving each others shuffling machines.

25th February           Las Vegas & Quebec, Canada          Yahoo/Business Wire
Mikohn to Offer New Progressive Table Game Technology Developed by DEQ Systems Corp.

25th February           Commerce, California          Yahoo/Business Wire
WORLD POKER TOUR Events Continue Dramatic Growth

25th February           Las Vegas          Yahoo/Business Wire
Shuffle Master, Inc. Announces Purchase of BET Technology, Inc. Assets
Coming into the Shuffle Master stable will be: Fortune Pai Gow®, Royal Match 21™ and Casino War®.

25th February           Carson City, Nevada          San Francisco Chronicle/AP
Former casino exec might challenge Nevada congressman
Tom Gallagher who was the former CEO of Park Place Entertainment.

24th February           Reno & Buenos Aires         Yahoo/PRNewswire
Argentina EZ Pay(TM) Install Marks 150th for IGT
IGT now have 114,000 machines worldwide using the EZ Pay system. The latest installation is on 368 machines at the Hipodromo Argentino de Palermo in Buenos Aires.

24th February           Gaming Investments          Las Vegas Sun - Jeff Simpson
Las Vegas lifts gaming stocks

24th February           Las Vegas          Las Vegas Review-Journal - John L. Smith
Despite age, debt and megaresort trend, Riviera hangs tough
A look at the 1955 built Riviera that in the 1980's was one of the 10 largest hotels in the world.

24th February           Las Vegas & Conecticut          Yahoo/PRNewswire
Alliance Gaming Announces Contract With Mohegan Sun To Supply up to 150 MindPlay Table Games
The Mohegan Sun will initially take 12 tables equiped with the Mindplay MP21 technology.

23rd February           Toronto, Ontario          Toronto Star
Even more casinos? Bet on it

23rd February           Scotsdale, Arizona          Yahoo/PRNewswire
Atronic Brings e-motion™ to GLI

21st February           Lake Tahoe, Nevada         The Nevada Appeal
Woman to be arraigned in casino theft
The amazing case of a Harrah's Lake Tahoe dealer who will be in court on Tuesday 24th accused of palming chips worth over $800,000.

20th February           Reno          Reno Gazette-Journal
Gaming consultant shakes up the room at Northern Nevada Gaming Summit

20th February           Las Vegas          Las Vegas Sun - Liz Benston
Alliance in deal with software company

20th February           Las Vegas          Las Vegas Sun - Liz Benston
Fitzgeralds continues to evolve under Barden
Profile of Fitzgerald's owner Don Barden, the first black to own a casino in Las Vegas.

20th February           Carson City, Nevada          USA Today/AP & Las Vegas Sun
Donald Trump endorsed for Nevada casino venture
Gaming panel licenses Trump

19th February           Las Vegas          Las Vegas Sun/AP
MTR Gaming to acquire Binion's Horseshoe in downtown Las Vegas

19th February           Las Vegas          Yahoo/PRNewswire
MTR Gaming Signs Definitive Agreement to Buy Binion's Horseshoe Property
The MTR's agreement will mean that Harrah's will manage the property for at least 12 months. The 35th World Series of Poker commences on the 22nd April.

19th February           Las Vegas          Yahoo/PRNewswire
Alliance Gaming Announces Acquisition of MindPlay Technologies, Establishes New Table Game Product Group

19th February           New York          Yahoo/PRNewswire
Scientific Games Awarded Its Third U.S. Patent for Prize Multiplier Associated With Lottery and Pari-Mutuel Wagering Games

19th February           Las Vegas          Yahoo/PRNewswire
Harrah's Customers to Search the Mojave for $1 Million; Treasure Hunt Maps Will Lead to Loot Under Nevada's Desert Sun

19th February           Santa Monica          Yahoo/PRNewswire
GSN Names Top Blackjack Players to Compete in World Series of Blackjack From Mohegan Sun

18th February           Pennsylvania          PRNewswire
LaserLock Technologies Announces Playing Card Partnership and Realignment of Advertising Sales Structure on Slot Tickets

18th February           Tunica          Biloxi Sun-Herald
More arrests made in 'honey bun' robbery
The robbery last September netted $65,900 and was one of over 2 dozen casino robberies in Mississippi during 2003.

18th February           Las Vegas          Yahoo/PRNewswire
Caesars to Develop and Manage California Casino with Big Sandy Band of Western Mono Indians

18th February           Las Vegas & Fresno, California          San Francisco Chronicle/AP
Caesars Entertainment to open second Indian casino in California

18th February           Las Vegas & Fresno, California          Las Vegas Review-Journal
Caesars to sign tribal gaming deal
Big Sandy Band of Western Mono Indians will partner with Caesars Entertainment to develop and manage a $200 million tribal casino near Fresno in North California.

18th February           Louisiana          The Advertiser/AP
State casinos win $183 million in January

18th February           Detroit          Detroit Free Press
New casinos unlikely in time for Super Bowl
Development of the 3 permanent casinos in Detroit continues to be delayed by a lawsuit from the Lac Vieux Tribe.

18th February           Las Vegas          Yahoo/Business Wire
Mikohn and Star Slots International Establish Alliance to Develop New Games for the Hispanic Market

18th February           Charleston, West Virginia          Charleston Daily Mail
Gambling bills get even odds
A bill has been introduced to allow table games at 4 Racetracks, if successful they would be overseen by the West Virginia Lottery Commission

17th February           Illinois          Daily Herald
Disputed debt may affect casino bid  - Penn National Gaming.

17th February           Las Vegas          Las Vegas Review-Journal
Strip hotel revenues surge - Slackening gambling revenues are offset by higher numbers for rooms, food and beverage

17th February           New Orleans, Louisiana          Herald Tribune/AP
Louisiana casinos win $183 million in January
The state's 14 riverboats won $135.2 million. Harrah's New Orleans won $25.8 million and the 3 "Racinos" $22 million.

17th February           Las Vegas          Las Vegas Sun/AP
Shift toward convention business helping Las Vegas hotel-casinos

17th February           Las Vegas & Indiana          Yahoo/Business Wire
Caesars Withdraws Bid for French Lick License

17th February           Atlantic City           The Press of Atlantic City - Joe Wienert
Sands gets presidential with 5th leader in 25 months

17th February           New York          Las Vegas Sun/AP
Constitutional amendment proposed on N.Y. casinos

16th February           Reno, Nevada           Reno Gazette-Journal
Conference addresses gambling market survival
The Northern Nevada Gambling Summit - Website:

16th February           Boulder City, Nevada           Las Vegas Review-Journal
BLM wants casino to cash out - Hacienda on list of environmentally sensitive properties

16th February           Las Vegas           The Guardian
Boston museum under fire for 'renting' Monets to Las Vegas casino gallery
The Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art - Website:

15th February           Reno           Las Vegas Review-Journal
Reno residents happy in shadows

15th February           California           Boston Globe/Los Angeles Times
Throwing dice in class: Gambling finds campus curriculums
Both Grossmont College in El Cajon & San Diego State University intend offering courses this year with casino gaming & management playing a central role.

15th February           Las Vegas           Las Vegas Review-Journal
INSIDE GAMING: Castoffs catcher may snag Castaways

15th February           Chicago           Daily South Town
Area's casinos see big crowds, not big crimes

15th February           Houston           The Houston Chronicle
The hottest hand around - All bets are on as Texas hold 'em hits poker's popularity jackpot

15th February           U.S.           New York Post/Daily Mail
How Tyson spent a cool $470 million on his way to fiscal ruin

15th February           Atlantic City           The Press of Atlantic City
Casino Notes - Borgata pulls $1,000 slot machines

15th February           Mississippi           Biloxi Sun-Herald
Hard Rock buried under pile of resumes
Fully 18 months before the scheduled opening the Hard Rock Biloxi has received 1,900 employment applications.

15th February           Las Vegas           Daily Racing Form
Boyd-Coast history goes way back

14th February           Las Vegas           Las Vegas Business Press
Poker draws major attention
Spotlight on the WSOP and World Poker Tour that are spearheading TV coverage of the game in the U.S.

14th February           Las Vegas           Las Vegas Business Press
Boyd has coasted near the top with big locals merger
If the proposed takeover of Coast Casinos by Boyd Gaming is completed, Boyd will become the 5th largest casino operator in the U.S.

14th February           Gulfport, Mississippi           Biloxi Sun-Herald
New poker faces - Playing is hot on TV and smokin' in game room

13th February           Las Vegas           Las Vegas Sun - Jeff Simpson
Second tower planned
Steve Wynn plans another tower at Wynn Las Vegas. Presently the project will have 2,700 rooms, a $2.4 billion budget and a scheduled opening in April 2005.

13th February           Atlantic City           Newsday/AP
Trump weighs selling $400 million share to bank

13th February           Las Vegas           Yahoo/PRNewswire
Superstition Confounded at MGM Grand; Lucky Winner Strikes it Rich on Nevada Megabucks®

13th February           Las Vegas           Las Vegas Mercury - Columnist opinion
Backstory: Gambling with gaming

13th February           Suffolk County, N.Y.           Newsday
3 Gambling Sites Raided - More than $350K seized
Suffolk DA announces arrests in 3 separate gambling operations
The first story has an excellent picture of the computers, cash and a gallery of the accused.

13th February           Ontario, Canada           Niagara Falls Review
'Build new casinos for the right reasons:' Craitor

13th February           Tacoma, Washington           Tacoma News Tribune
Gamblers soon can bet $200 at minicasinos

13th February           Woodland Hills, California           Yahoo/Business Wire Reports Continued Net Revenue Growth for Fourth Quarter and Year-End 2003

13th February           Hawaii           Honolulu Advertiser
Pali suspect faces new charges
Gangland shooting, robbery & protection racket trial involving Hawaii's illegal casinos.

13th February           Nevada           Las Vegas Review-Joournal
DECEMBER REPORT: Gambling winnings show drop
Total casino win in Nevada for December was $767.3 million, down 1% from 2002.

12th February           Reno, Nevada           Las Vegas Sun - Liz Benston
Reno slot maker shuts down Internet site - Alliance Gaming is acquiring Sierra Design - website:

12th February           Biloxi, Mississippi           Yahoo/PRNewswire
Isle Of Capri Casinos, Inc. Announces Third Quarter Results
The results release also includes updates on the companies projects in the U.K. and Bahamas.

12th February           Atlantic City           Yahoo/Reuters
Trump Hotels enters deal with CSFB affiliate
As part of a major recapitalisation and restructuring, THCR's will change its name to Trump International Corp. The company recorder a 4th quarter loss of $40.9 million.

12th February           Toronto           Toronto Star/CP
Ontario looks at new casinos as cash-strapped Liberals try to raise revenue

12th February           Nevada           San Francisco Chronicle/AP
Nevada casinos report big earnings gain
Breakdown of revenues and expenses during 2003 for 256 Nevada Hotels and Casinos that gross over $1 million per annum.

12th February           Nevada           Las Vegas Sun/AP
Nevada gaming win off
Highlights of 2003 revenue report on Nevada casinos
Total casino win in Nevada during 2003 was $9.6 billion, up 1.9% from 2002. Table game revenues fell 0.8% and slot win increased 3.3%.

12th February           Atlantic City           Yahoo/Business Wire
Trump Hotels & Casino Resorts, Inc. Enters into Exclusivity Agreement with Affiliate of CSFB and Announces Fourth Quarter and Year End Results

12th February           Phoenix, Arizona           Las Vegas Sun - Liz Benston
Aztar Corp. remains bullish on LV Tropicana redevelopment plan

12th February           Phoenix, Arizona           Yahoo/PRNewswire
Aztar Reports Fourth-Quarter 2003 Results

12th February           Minneapolis, Minnesota           Yahoo/Business Wire
Lakes Entertainment, Inc. Announces Results for Year 2003

11th February           St Louis, Missouri           Yahoo/PRNewswire
Pinnacle Entertainment Selected to Develop Casino Project in South St. Louis County

11th February           Las Vegas           Las Vegas Review-Journal
MGM Mirage calls reports of imminent deal with Macau magnate premature

11th February           Biloxi, Mississippi          The Clarion Ledger/AP
Ground broken at Hard Rock casino site

11th February           Las Vegas & Darwin, Australia           Yahoo/PRNewswire
NZ Sky City To Buy Darwin Casino For A$195M

11th February           Atlantic City           The Press of Atlantic City - Joe Weinert
Borgata’s energy drives A.C. casinos to 9.7% win increase
The Borgata's table games department once again performed well with 19% of Atlantic City's total tables win.

11th February           Las Vegas & Macau           Las Vegas Sun
MGM MIRAGE talks continue in Macau

10th February           Las Vegas           The Press of Atlantic City - Joe Weinert
Borgata owner buys Vegas rival for $1.3B.

10th February           Las Vegas           Las Vegas Review-Journal
Less money coming to town - Tourism downturn attributed mainly to sluggish U.S. economy
Survey results from 3,300 personal interviews conducted from July 2002, through June 2003.

10th February           Las Vegas           Yahoo/PRNewswire
Riviera Reports Fourth Quarter 2003 Results

10th February           Vancouver, B.C.           Business in Vancouver
Casinos gambling on a full house - Multi-million-dollar developments adding restaurant and showroom facilities to lure clientele - Link will change shortly.

10th February           Gaming Investments           Investors Business Daily
Gaming Gear Maker Takes A Pass On Slots - Shuffle Master Gaming

9th February           Las Vegas           Las Vegas Sun
Slot maker, Harrah's face patent lawsuit

9th February           Las Vegas           Las Vegas Sun - Liz Benston
Boyd-Coast deal creates gambling powerhouse

9th February          Las Vegas           News Channel 5
Group Plans To Resurrect Moulin Rouge - Owners Say Financing In Place

9th February           Las Vegas           Las Vegas Sun/AP
Las Vegas-based Boyd Gaming to acquire Coast Casinos

9th February           Las Vegas           Houston Chronicle & CBS News/AP
Every month, they come to Las Vegas not to gamble but to commit suicide
The Suicide Capital Of America
Behind the bright lights, Las Vegas has by far the highest rate for suicide in the U.S.

9th February           Las Vegas           CNN Money/Reuters
Boyd to buy Coast Casinos

9th February           Las Vegas           Yahoo/PRNewswire
Boyd Gaming and Coast Casinos to Merge in $1.3 Billion Transaction
Coast has 4 properties in Las Vegas, The Orleans, Gold Coast, Barbary Coast and Sun Coast. The South Coast is in the planning stage with an expected 4th quarter 2005 opening date.

9th February           Las Vegas           Yahoo/Dow Jones Business News
Boyd Gaming to Buy Coast Casinos for $820 Million

9th February           Las Vegas           Reuters/WSJ
Boyd to buy Coast Casinos for $820 million-WSJ
The WSJ reports that Boyd Gaming will purchase Coast Casino's 4 operations in Las Vegas. An announcement is due this morning at 7am EST.

8th February           Macau & Las Vegas 
MGM Mirage, Macau gaming firm in JV talks--paper
MGM Mirage came 5th in the bidding for the 3 casino licences in Macau. Last week the company announced that they had struck a deal with British Land to develop a casino in Sheffield.

8th February           Atlantic City           Yahoo/Reuters
Atlantic City's Borgata attracts younger set

7th February           Illinois           The Herald News
Revenue falls at casinos

7th February           Central City, Colorado           Rocky Mountain News
Central City's big gamble - Town wagers $40 million on new road to its casinos

6th February           Illinois           Las Vegas Sun
Penn tops list of bidders for Illinois casino license
There are 7 bidders for the 10th and final Illinois casino license. Penn National's plan if for the State to own the casino and the company to take only a management fee.

6th February           Minneapolis           Yahoo/Business Wire
World Poker Tour on NBC Scores Opposite Super Bowl Pre-game Show

6th February           London           Leisure Opportunities
Harrah's details UK expansion plans
Details of Harrah's and Gala's joint gaming venture that subject to deregulation proposes 8 medium sized casinos of between 30 and 50,000 sq ft.

6th February           Sheffield           World Leisure Jobs
MGM Mirage continues aggressive push into UK with British Land deal

5th February           Johannesburg & Colorado           Yahoo/PRNewswire
Johannesburg Casino License Update - Century Casinos

5th February           Las Vegas & Atlantic City           The Street & Reuters
Earnings Triple at Boyd Gaming
Boyd Gaming 4th-quarter net profit rises

5th February           London & Las Vegas           New Media Age
US casino giant trials new online model for UK
Harrah's Entertainment have launched Lucky Me. Licensed in Alderney users will pay a monthly subscription to play skill based games. Website:

5th February           Las Vegas           Yahoo/PRNewswire
Boyd Gaming Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year Results
In Atlantic City the Borgata which is 50% owned by Boyd and MGM Mirage had a daily win of $4,350 per table in the 4th quarter.

4th February           Las Vegas           Las Vegas Sun
Tax hike fears worry gaming industry
Super Bowl produces record gaming win for Nevada books

4th February           Las Vegas           Las Vegas Sun/AP
Donald Trump endorsed for Nevada casino ventures

4th February           Las Vegas           Reno Gazette Journal/AP
Escort services v. casinos in Vegas again

4th February           Las Vegas & Macau           Yahoo/PRNewswire
Alliance Gaming Announces Bally Business Unit Wins System, Top Slot Order For New Sands Macau Resort
The order is for 170 machines. the Gaming floor of the Sands Macau resort will apparently have 300 table games and 500 slots.

4th February           Las Vegas           Yahoo/Reuters
Super Bowl betting set Nevada record at $81 million
Of the $81.2 million, Nevada sportsbooks won $12.4 million on the game - a hold of 15.3%.

4th February           Las Vegas           San Francisco Chronicle/AP & Yahoo/Reuters
Harrah's Entertainment sees profits decline in fourth quarter
Harrah's Profit Drops on Taxes, UK Costs

4th February           Las Vegas           Yahoo/
Harrah's Entertainment Reports Fourth-Quarter, Full-Year Results

4th February           Alton, Illinois           Yahoo/PRNewswire
Argosy Gaming Company Reports 2003 Results

3rd February           Las Vegas           Sacramento Business Journal
Thunder Valley Casino builder gets job near Las Vegas
Perini Building Co. will add 298 rooms as part of an expansion to Station Casinos Green Valley Ranch.

3rd February           Waukegan, Illinois           Yahoo/Business Wire & Reuters
WMS Industries Reports Second Quarter Results
WMS posts loss fiscal 2nd-qtr loss, revenues rise

3rd February           Las Vegas           Las Vegas Sun
Venetian profit falls; cash flow, revenue improve

3rd February           Las Vegas           Las Vegas Sun
Arguments begin in challenge of Las Vegas Strip handbill law

3rd February           Las Vegas           Yahoo/PRNewswire
Pinnacle Entertainment Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2003 Results

3rd February           Pennsylvania & Louisiana           Yahoo/Business Wire
Penn National Gaming Reports Record Fourth Quarter Revenue and Net Income
Hollywood Casino Shreveport to Seek Sale of Riverboat Casino/Hotel Complex

3rd February           Las Vegas           Las Vegas Review-Journal
Castaways likely finished - Experts agree: Beleaguered Fremont Street property unlikely to reopen

3rd February           Las Vegas           Yahoo/Reuters
Vegas casinos Super Bowl winners despite NFL flap

2nd February         Biloxi, Mississippi & London           The Independent
US casino group joins call for big cut in UK gaming tax
Tim Hinkley, Isle of Capri's President and COO has called for a reduction in the top rate of tax from 40 to 15%.

2nd February           Las Vegas           Las Vegas Review-Journal
SHOOTING STARS: Production on 'The Casino' set to begin at Golden Nugget
An amazing number of TV shows debuting in 2004 are presently being filmed in Las Vegas.

2nd February           Las Vegas & Costa Rica           San Francisco Chronicle/AP
Super Bowl spurs increase in betting in Las Vegas, Internet
Nevada will announce Superbowl betting statistics on Tuesday.

2nd February           Las Vegas           Las Vegas Sun - Liz Benston
NFL's letters may spell trouble for casino parties

2nd February           Las Vegas           Las Vegas Sun - Liz Benston
Creditor only bidder for the Castaways
Castaways Hotel and Casino was closed last week after Vestin Mortgage seized monies owing prior to the foreclosure auction.

2nd February           Las Vegas           Yahoo/Business Wire
Shuffle Master Announces Additional Sale of Slot Assets to IGT

2nd February         Las Vegas           Yahoo/PRNewswire
Ameristar Fourth Quarter Results Cap A Year of Record Results in 2003

1st February         Connecticut           The Day
He Rolls The Dice On New Twist On Old Game
John Cembruch has been granted a patent on American Bar*Boot, a version of the Greek dice game Barbouti designed for casino play.

1st February         Las Vegas           Las Vegas Review-Journal
JOHN L. SMITH: Super Bowl is NFL's party, but Las Vegas gets big picture, last laugh

1st February         Las Vegas           Las Vegas Review-Journal
Sequel sends author back into casinos
Profile of Jean Scott, author of The Frugal Gambler & More Frugal Gambling.
An online resource for casino trade and industry news