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January 2001
North America

31st January   Las Vegas & London   Source: Las Vegas Sun
Aladdin partner subject of takeover speculation
Aladdin says it's generating positive cash flow

31st January   Las Vegas  Source: LasVegas.com Gaming Wire
Station takes control of Reserve

31st January   Hawaii   Source: Honolulu Star-Bulletin
Cayetano: Kona coast good site for lone casino

31st January   Chicago   Source: Munster Times
State Gaming Board shoots down Rosemont bid for casino

30th January   Waukegan, Illinois   Source: Williams Gaming press release
WMS Industries Second Quarter EPS Rise 47% Exclusive of Unusual Items On 30% Revenue Gain
WMS Secures Three Large Game Orders Totaling 1,738 Units

30th January   Las Vegas & Sydney   Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Aristocrat Announces Field Trial of Its First Nevada Game; Penguin Pays(R) Game at Sunset Station Hotel & Casino, Henderson

30th January   Las Vegas   Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Ameristar Casinos Completes Sale of The Reserve Hotel and Casino

29th January   Illinois & California   Source: Williams Gaming press release - Jan 26th
WMS Gaming Secures Worldwide Rights to Manufacture Hollywood Squares-R-Themed Gaming Devices

28th January   New Jersey   Source: Newsbytes
NJ Lawmakers Consider Online Casino Gambling Bill

27th January   Atlantic City   Source: Las Vegas Sun & Philadelphia Inquirer
Slot machine maker taking a chance with cashless slots system
Casinos look to a quiet revolution: Slot machines that use no coins
Bally's AC has applied to the Casino Control Commission to install 50 machines using the IGT EZ Pay ticket system.

27th January   New Jersey   Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
Casino Careers Online Offers Opportunities Coast to Coast

27th January   Las Vegas   Source: Las Vegas Sun
New regulations for table game payouts set
Aggregate payout limits on games such as Let it Ride & CSP must be clearly displayed to players.

26th January   Hawaii   Source: Honolulu Star-Bulletin
Ko Olina casino plan before Legislature would aid students
Sun International proposing a casino on West Oahu to help pay for college scholarships.

26th January   Colorado   Source: Rocky Mountain News
For casinos, life's a row full of cherries
Black Hawk providing 70% of the $632 million total revenues in 2000. However the number of casinos statewide has declined to 42 from 75 in 1992.

25th January   Ontario   Source: Yahoo/Canada News Wire
Third quarter highlights for Ontario's casinos and slot operations at racetracks

25th January   Illinois & Tokyo   Source: Yahoo/Business Wire & Las Vegas Sun
WMS Gaming Secures Worldwide Rights to Manufacture PAC-MAN-R- and MS. PAC-MAN-R- Branded Gaming Devices
Firm hopes to gobble up market with Pac-Man slot machine

25th January   Las Vegas   Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Station Casinos Receives Approval for Purchase of The Reserve Hotel & Casino From Nevada Gaming Commission

25th January   Illinois & Indiana  Source: Reuters
Argosy to buy remainder of Lawrenceburg casino

24th January   Las Vegas   Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Anchor Gaming Reports Fiscal 2001 Second Quarter and Six Months Results

24th January   Las Vegas   Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
Global Cash Access Signs New Contracts With 18 Gaming Properties

24th January   Las Vegas & Holland   Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Innovative Gaming Announces a European Joint Venture

23rd January    Las Vegas   Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
Park Place Entertainment Reports Fourth Quarter and Year-End Results

23rd January    Detroit   Source: Detroit News
Casino cheating suspect arrested

23rd January   Las Vegas   Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Station Reports Fourth Quarter EPS of $0.18, Prior to Non-Recurring Items; Provides Guidance for 2001

20th January   Las Vegas   Source: Las Vegas.con Gaming Wire
Union cancels Luxor Dealer Election

19th January   US   Source: CBS Marketwatch
Gaming sector warnings mount

18th January   Las Vegas   Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Harrah's Entertainment Anticipates Fourth-Quarter Loss Due to Write-offs Related to New Orleans Casino and National Airlines; Harsh Winter Weather, Low Hold at Rio Further Impact Operating Income

18th January   Atlantic City   Source: Atronic International press release
Atronic opens new sales office in New Jersey

18th January   Reno   Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
International Game Technology Reports Earnings for the First Quarter Of Fiscal Year 2001

18th January   Las Vegas   Source: LasVegas.com Gaming Wire
Dealer Unionization effort continues

18th January   Las Vegas & Sydney   Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
Casino Data Systems to Be Acquired by Aristocrat Leisure Limited
Aristocrat Leisure Limited to Buy Casino Data Systems
Aristocrat proposing to buy CSDS for US$9.25 a share, approximately US$180 million.

18th January   New York & Caribbean   Source: Westville Enterprises.
Caribbean Gaming & Tourism Conference Features Economic Outlook, The Cuba Factor, Impact of Internet Gaming

17th January   New Orleans   Source: The Advocate Online
Casino shutdown could spur thefts, board told

17th January   Florida   Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
Bestselling Casino Guide Book Author Develops Web Site for Casino-Bound Travelers
Steve Bourie's 2001 American Casino Guide & website.

17th January   Las Vegas   Source: Las Vegas Sun
Nevada kiddie rules prevent introduction of 'Popeye' slot

17th January   Atlantic City   Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
MGM MIRAGE to Begin Design of World Class Atlantic City Resort

17th January   Las Vegas   Source: CBS Marketwatch/Forbes
All bets off on Las Vegas Hilton sale
Potential Las Vegas Hilton Buyer Folds His Cards

17th January   Mississippi   Source: Hotel-Onlin/Biloxi Sun Herald - Jan 13th
Biloxi, Miss.-Area Casino Resort Does Profitable Turnaround

16th January   Atlantic City   Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Gaming Sector ... Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow Report, Volume 7, Available for Purchase
A new report on the industry from CJPG.

16th January  Las Vegas   Source: Las Vegas Review Journal
Paul-Son Gaming Reports Financial Results for the Second Quarter And First Six Months of Fiscal 2001

16th January  Las Vegas   Source: Las Vegas Review Journal
Los Angeles developer's $365 million proposal to buy Las Vegas Hilton dies

16th January  Las Vegas   Source: Las Vegas Sun
Dealers' union rejected at Monte Carlo
294 against and 98 in favour of joining the Transport Workers Union. Elections at other LV casinos are due to follow.

16th January  Biloxi, Mississippi   Source: Enterprise Journal
Police search for motive in casino shooting

15th January   Washington State & California  Source: The Seattle Times (Jan 13th)  & LA Times (Jan 14th)
Casino Dealer 101
The legalisation of house-banked card games has led to 57 new casinos since 1996 and a huge demand for dealers.
Gambling on Gaming
The casino boom in California means training schools are charging over $1,000 for 100 hours training and a dealers license.

14th January   Mississippi   Source: Biloxi Sun Herald
Family dollars are luring gambling into mainstream
The weekly Dave Palermo column in the Sun Herald.

14th January   Washington   Source: The Nando Times/AP
Military-run slot machines scrutinized
The US military operates 8,000 slots on 94 overseas bases that had a combined drop of $1.2 billion in 1999.

14th January    Biloxi, Mississippi  Source: New Jersey Online
Gunman shoots three and self at Gulf Coast casino

13th January    Detroit   Source: Detroit Free Press
Casinos rake in $743 million - $73.6 million in taxes paid to City of Detroit
The three casinos winning over $2.25 million a day during December.

13th January   Las Vegas   Source: Las Vegas Review Journal
Union votes begin for casino dealers - Monte Carlo dealers to hold election today

13th January    Las Vegas  Source: LasVegas.com Gaming Wire - Jan 11th
Roski mum on Hilton deal
Vegas visitor volume up; Hotel occupancy down in November
2.9 million visitors and 89% occupancy

12th January    Illinois  Source: Chicago Sun Times - Jan 10th
Dockside helps casino revenue rise 21 percent
2000 win $1.65 billion on 19 million admissions. Win per pax $87.

12th January    Missouri  Source: Hotel-Online/St. Louis Post-Dispatch/Kansas City Star
Missouri Casino Operators Urge Repeal of Loss Limit
Customers on the states Riverboats are limited to a max $500 buyin each 2 hour cruise. 
Casino Wagering Sets Records in Missouri
25 million visits, an average attendance of 5,700 per day per location during 2000.

12th January    Las Vegas  Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Alliance Gaming Secures Rights to Popeye® for First Progressive Video Slots on Thrillions® System

11th January    Las Vegas  Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Mikohn Receives Nevada and New Jersey Regulatory Approvals For Its BATTLESHIP® All Aboard™ Video Slot Game

11th January    Las Vegas  Source: Las Vegas Sun
November casino win declined - Nevada statewide win of $780 million - 3.2% down on 1999. Slots up 1.6%. Tables down 11.1%.

11th January    Las Vegas  Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Alliance Gaming Reports Record Second Quarter Earnings Of $0.52 Per Share - The Alliance share price rising from under $2 to $10.50 over the last 6 months.

11th January    Las Vegas  Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Station Casinos Receives Approval to Operate The Reserve Hotel & Casino - 1430 Slots and 26 Tables. Station now has 8 casino properties in LV serving the mainly the locals market.

11th January    Las Vegas  Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
New World, LLC Officially Announces Fifth Partner - A London themed resort being muted on 77 acres of land opposite Mandalay Bay.

11th January   Las Vegas   Source: Excite News/PRNewswire
Casino Journal Announces Conclusion of Trade Asset Sale
GEM Communications completes acquisition of Casino Journal- Further details of the deal at GEM's Worldgaminglive.com

10th January    Tampa & Hollywood, Florida  Source: Miami Herald
Seminoles ready to rock with $300 million casino

10th January    Las Vegas & Atlantic City  Source: Las Vegas Sun
Slot cheat suspect nominated to Nevada gaming 'Black Book'
German man indicted for stealing $1.25 million from casino
Dress-wearing casino robber sentenced to 33 months for escape

10th January    London  Source: Financial Times & Guardian Unlimited.
Minister admits lottery flawed - More on the controversial selection process for what is the World's largest lottery
Branson remains bullish over prospect of capturing lottery

10th January    Las Vegas  Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Summit Looks at Gaming Under the Bush Administration; Fahrenkopf Leads Panel to Address Gaming Status in Washington D.C.

9th January    New Jersey  Source: Casino Careers online
1/3/2001 - Over 90 Gaming Facilities Recruit From Casino Careers Online!

9th January    Missouri  Source: Kansas City Star
Fewer game tables cost about 30 Isle of Capri dealers their jobs - 9 Tables and Poker room being replaced by 100 additional slots.

9th January    Las Vegas  Source: Hotel News Resource
First Oriental Themed Casino HotelResort proposed For Las Vegas Blvd. Southstrip

9th January    Reno  Source: Reno Gazette Journal
Big poker tourney starts

8th & 9th January    Florida  Source: Yahoo/Business Wire & Wall Street Journal
Hard Rock Cafe International Continues to Extend the Brand Into Real Estate, Gaming and Leisure
Hard Rock Cafe Joins With Tribe To Build Casinos in Florida Cities

9th January    Las Vegas   Source: Las Vegas Sun & Las Vegas Gaming Wire
Neilander named chief Nevada regulator
Gaming chairman named - Securities expert Neilander replaces DuCharme

8th January    Atlantic City  Source: Press Plus
Roulette cheat lands a one and a half-year sentence

8th January    Las Vegas  Source: Yahoo/AP
In Vegas, Elvis' Still the King

5th January    Atlantic City  Source: Hotel-Online/Knight Ridder
New Head of Atlantic City, N.J., Casino Plans to Revitalize the Caesar Name

5th January    Atlantic City  Source: Las Vegas Sun
Regulators balk at $750,000 parachute for gambling-addicted Park Place exec

5th January    Indiana  Source: Chicago Tribune Online
Casinos hope to win Dockside gaming
Indiana operators hoping that the 9 Riverboats can follow Illinois and not have to physically cruise.

5th January    Las Vegas  Source: Wall Street Journal
As Park Place Lowers Earnings Forecast, Hilton Deal Appears to Be Falling Apart

5th January    New Orleans  Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
JCC Holding Company Authorized to Continue Casino Operations

4th January    Las Vegas   Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Station Casinos Closes Purchase of Fiesta Casino Hotel
1,900 slots and 30 tables. Station now has 7 casinos catering mainly to the locals market in LV.

4th January    Chicago  Source: Williams Industries
WMS Positioned for Continued Growth Through New Consolidated Manufacturing Facility and Headquarters

4th January    San Diego  Source: Thunderbird Gaming
Thunderbird Updates Projects

4th January    Florida  Source: Florida Times Union/Jacksonville.com
Gambling ship sets sail despite issues with city
The SunKruz VII out of Mayport Harbour in North Florida.

4th January    Las Vegas  Source: Las Vegas Review Journal
South Strip project may secure new investor
Richard Branson perhaps will be the latest Brit to chance his luck in LV.

4th January    Atlantic City  Source: Las Vegas Sun
Caesars fined $85,000 for letting minors gamble, drink
21 is the minimum age for both in AC. 8,317 underage persons ejected from the casino in the first 10 months of 2000.

3rd January    Indiana  Source: The Cincinnati Enquirer
Casino boat near Louisville has better year
Caesars Indiana the world's largest riverboat winning over $500,000 a day in 2000.

3rd January    Reno  Source: Las Vegas Sun
IGT buying company for $45 million
California based Silicon Gaming being purchased for around 8.5 to 9.5 cents a share.

3rd January    Las Vegas  Source: Las Vegas Sun
Developers plan new south Strip casino resort

2nd January    Las Vegas  Source: CJPG/PR Newswire
MGM Mirage Chairman Lanni to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award At American Gaming Summit 2001

2nd January    Santa Clara, California  Source: Hotel-Online/Knight Ridder - Dec 29th
California Indians Secure Approval to Open Urban Casino

2nd January    Las Vegas   Source: MSNBC/Wall Street Journal
Las Vegas casinos bring back old sex appeal with ad campaign
TV and print campaign, budgeted at $18.5 million for six months.

1st January    San Diego  Source: Yahoo/San Diego daily transcript - Dec 28th
Casino Ship Company Runs Aground
Commodore Cruises going the same way as Premier earlier in 2000.

1st January    Nevada   Source: Las Vegas Sun
Experts foresee no major falloff in Nevada economy

1st January   St Lucia   Source: St Lucia News
Cadasse to chair gaming commission
Casino gaming was legalised early in 2000 to help boost tourism