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January 2002
North America

31st January    Atlantic City    Source: CBS Sportsline
Casinos Lure High Rollers With Parties, Fights, Cash Giveaways 
Sports betting is illegal in New Jersey so where will customers be placing their bets on Sunday's big event?

31st January    Las Vegas    Source: Northern Light/AP
Tyson Decision Hurts Las Vegas

31st January    Reno & Mexico    Source: Las Vegas Review Journal/AP - Jan 29th
Security guard arrested - Suspect in Reno casino heist nabbed

30th January    Las Vegas   Source: Las Vegas Sun
Tropicana looking at LV options to expand - Aztar buys out partner

30th January    Las Vegas   Source: Las Vegas Review Journal
Station Casinos reports decline in earnings
Park Place posts loss - Economy, attacks blamed for performance

30th January    Chicago & Las Vegas   Source: Las Vegas Sun
MGM MIRAGE entangled in Chicago casino debate
Binion's to appeal Fremont ruling

30th January    Las Vegas   Source: Yahoo/Reuters
Park Place says could cut profit-sharing slots

30th January    Las Vegas    Source: Reno Gazette Journal/AP
Gambling giant blames earnings losses on Sept. 11

30th January    Las Vegas    Source: Reno Gazette Journal/AP
Station Casinos blames earnings drop on tourism decline

30th January    Albany, New York   Source: Law.com & Northern Light/AP
New York State Gambling Bill Attacked
Gambling Foes Challenge NY Casino Law
The lawsuit challenges the legality of the 81 page bill that was passed after midnight with only one hours debate.

30th January    Las Vegas  Source: Bloomberg News & Yahoo/Reuters
Tyson Denied License By Nevada to Fight Lennox Lewis
Nevada Board Rejects Tyson Boxing License Bid 

30th January    San Francisco   Source: Law.com - Jan 28th
'Hustler' Magazine Head Loses Gambling Bid

29th January    Las Vegas    Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
Park Place Reports Financial Results for Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2001
The world's largest gaming company lost $16 million on revenues of $1.11 billion for the quarter.

29th January    Las Vegas    Source: Yahoo/Business Wire & Reuters
Station Casinos, Inc. Announces Fourth Quarter EPS of $0.13 Prior to Preopening Expenses; Provides Guidance for 2002
Station Casinos Earnings Drop Sharply

29th January    London & Las Vegas    Source: Evening Standard & Northern Light/AP & Yahoo/Reuters
Tyson will get Lewis fight
Tyson Goes Before Board Today
Boxing-Opinion split on Tyson's chances with Vegas board
The fight between Lewis and Tyson is scheduled for the MGM Grand on the 6th of April.

29th January    New York    Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
The Sport of Kings: The Gaming Industry's Rising Star

29th January    Nevada    Source: Nevada Appeal
Casino's history changes on a handshake
The sale of Sharkey's Nugget in Gardnerville, Nevada.

28th January    Las Vegas    Source: Las Vegas Sun
Seizure of Binion's assets OK'd

28th January    Reno    Source: Reno Gazette Journal
Reno hotel-casinos seek property-value cuts

28th January    Las Vegas   Source: Northern Light/AP
Heartache, Despair Thrive in Las Vegas
The Southern Nevada population officially increased 62% between 1990 and 2000. Behind the bright lights there are some 12,000 homeless.

28th January    Hawaii    Source: Pacific Business News
Gambling foes, friends converge on Capitol
The Senate will decide whether or not to authorize a referendum on casino gambling. Sun International has proposed a $1 billion, 1,000-room resort at Ko Olina.

27th January    New Jersey    Source: Press of Atlantic City
Casino Notes
Joe Weinert's weekly column summing up recent news from the gaming world.

27th January    Las Vegas & Salt Lake City   Source: Las Vegas Review Journal
Gaming executives expect little from Salt Lake City Olympics

27th January    Las Vegas   Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Celebrities Descend Upon Las Vegas for the 'Light At Bellagio' Grand Opening January 26, 2002

26th January    Quebec    Source: Toronto Star
Quebec booze, gambling profits said too high

26th January    San Diego    Source: Northern Light/AP
Calif. Bill Would Allow More Casinos
As well as Indian Casinos, California has 34 racetracks and 113 card clubs.

26th January    Boston    Source: Electronic Telegraph
The Reverend Joseph Fahey
Unusual obituary of a Catholic Priest who was also apparently an avid Blackjack player often being barred from casinos for card counting.

25th January    Indiana    Source: MyInky.com/AP
Casino revenues dealt winning hand

25th January    Carson City, Nevada    Source: Las Vegas Sun & Las Vegas Review Journal
High-roller salons OK'd by regulators
Regulators OK private gaming salon plan - Casino bosses, lobbyists push through proposal
The Nevada Gaming Commission voted 4 to1 in favour. The qualifying minimum bet being just $500. Punters also being allowed to bring with them an unlimited number of guests.

25th January    Missouri    Source: Jefferson City News Tribune/AP
Budget plan relies on heavier losses by casino gamblers
Missouri has a $500 loss limit per two-hour Riverboat casino visit. Entrance fees would also be raised to $3.

25th January    Hawaii    Source: Honolulu Advertiser
Gambling foes get Mainland assistance

24th January    Los Angeles    Source: Yahoo/Reuters
US Casinos, game machine makers spar for revenues
Both Harrah's and Station Casinos have recently cut down on the number of revenue share agreements with slot manufacturers.

24th January    Las Vegas    Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Coinless Systems Inc. Announces Patent for 'Scan After Print' Technology

24th January    Reno    Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire, Reuters & Las Vegas Sun
International Game Technology Reports Financial Results for the First Quarter of Fiscal Year 2002
IGT Q1 profits up, domestic sales down
IGT earnings surpass analyst expectations

23rd January    Sydney & Reno    Source: Yahoo Singapore/Dow Jones
Aristocrat/IGT -3: Retaliatory Action Against IGT

23rd January    Las Vegas    Source: Yahoo/Business Wire & Las Vegas Sun
Harrah's Entertainment Receives Injunction Against Stratosphere for Marketing Patent Infringement
Stratosphere punished for violating Harrah's patent

23rd January    Las Vegas    Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
Shuffle Master, Inc. Announces Board and Management Transition

23rd January    Nevada    Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Coinless Systems Inc. Signs Licensing Agreement With Konami Gaming Inc.

23rd January    Scottsdale, Arizona    Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
Atronic Titan Machines Win Hearts of Slot Directors

23rd January    Nevada    Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
State of Nevada and Gov. Kenny Guinn To Unveil Nevada JobConnect
The new website for job seekers in the Silver State is: www.nevadajobconnect.com

23rd January    Las Vegas   Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
Paul-Son Gaming Reports Second Quarter and Six Months Results

23rd January    Hawaii    Source: Las Vegas Sun
Kerzner's son lobbying for casino
Howard Kerzner was in Hawaii with proposals to build an $800 million version of Atlantis on Oahu Island.

23rd January    Gaming Stocks    Source: Business Week
Place Your Gaming Bets -- Carefully

23rd January    Canada    Source: Toronto Star
Casino blamed for smooth quarters

22nd January    Los Angeles & New Jersey    Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Gaming Industry Observer, Bristol Associates Will Survey Executives To Help Casino Industry Cope With Dramatic Change

22nd January    California    Source: The Desert Sun
Casinos embrace high-tech security
Biometrica Systems have seen their installed base of facial recognition software soar to some 130 properties in the last three years.

22nd January    Las Vegas & Macau    Source: WinnerOnline.com
Vegas Casinos Head to the Far East

20th January    Las Vegas    Source: Yahoo/Reuters
Vegas Tries Bringing Back Asians
The Year of the Horse begins on February 12th, this is also the date set for the announcement of the new Macau licensees.

20th January    Las Vegas & Illinois    Source: Silicon Investor/Reuters
MGM Offers to Buy Ill. Casino Group

19th January    New Orleans    Source: Las Vegas Sun/AP
New Orleans casino won't ask state for more concessions

19th January    Chicago    Source: Chicago Business & CBS Marketwatch
MGM rolling the dice on Rosemont
MGM Mirage to Chicagoland? Deal reported for casino, but roadblocks remain

18th January    Hawaii    Source: Yahoo/The Hawaii Channel
Gambling Issue Could Be Put To Voters

18th January    Detroit     Source: Detroit News
$1 Billion goes a long way despite which gamblers lose it
Casino win was over $1 Billion for the year from the three casinos - up over 35% on 2000.

18th January    Colorado    Source: Rocky Mountain News
Gambling has hot streak - Colorado casinos revenue up 7%. Central City continues to decline
Statewide casino win for the year was $676.7 million with Black hawk winning 70% of the total at $478.3 million.

18th January    Kentucky & Indiana    Source: Las Vegas Sun
Study says casinos siphoning money out of Kentucky

17th January    Las Vegas     Source: Las Vegas Review Journal
Las Vegas visitor volume plummets in November

17th January    California     Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
Court Rules in Favor of California Lottery in Scratchers Lawsuit

17th January    Gaming Stocks     Source: Yahoo/Forbes.com
Forbes.com - 'Am I Happy As A Public Company?'
Portrait of Donald Trump and his property and casino holdings after yesterday's SEC ruling against Trump Hotels and Casino Resorts.

16th January    New Jersey & Las Vegas     Source: Northern Light/Business Wire
Casino Careers to Be Showcased At American Gaming Summit; Casino Careers Chosen One of Top 20 Most Innovative New Gaming Products

16th January    Carson City, Nevada     Source: Las Vegas Review Journal
Binion Coins: Silver dollars to be offered to collectors
The Horseshoe executive was murdered in September 1998. The collection was formerly stored in a Desert vault near Pahrump.

16th January    Montreal     Source: Northern Light/Canada Newswire
A casino is not being set up in Chinatown - SONACC Pursues its Growth Strategy With Hippo Clubs - SONACC (Societe nationale du cheval de course)

16th January    Nevada     Source: Las Vegas Review Journal
Tax withholding relief expires for tip-earning casino workers

16th January    Las Vegas     Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
Paul-Son Gaming Reports Press Release Sent in Error

16th January    Louisiana     Source: Yahoo/Reuters
Boyd to install 1,500 slot machines at Delta Downs

16th January    Tournament play     Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Behind Blackjack's First $1 Million Tournament; Featured in Blackjack Confidential Magazine

16th January    Indiana     Source: Journal & Courier
Mayors' group supports dockside gambling - Lawmakers urged to use gaming as revenue source

16th January    Las Vegas & Illinois   Source: Las Vegas Sun
Alliance starts earnings season with good numbers
Slot manufacturer WMS to badly miss profit projection

15th January    Gaming Stocks     Source: Yahoo/Reuters
MGM Mirage, Park Place cut to 'junk' by Moody's

15th January    Las Vegas     Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Alliance Gaming Reports Second Quarter Record Earnings of $0.54 Per Share On Record Revenue of $150 Million; Increases Fiscal Year 2002 Earnings Guidance

15th January    Illinois     Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
WMS Industries Expects Second Quarter Revenue and Earnings Shortfall

15th January    Washington State     Source: Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce
Gambling commission approves new casinos

15th January    Atlanta     Source: Northern Light/Reuters
Judge Strikes Down Georgia's Ban on Video Poker

15th January    Las Vegas     Source: Las Vegas Sun
Vegas casino supplier posts another loss

14th January    Pennsylvania    Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
U.S. Playing Card and LaserLock Sign Worldwide Agreement - Introduce Anti-Fraud Playing Cards

14th January    Las Vegas    Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
Paul-Son Gaming Reports Second Quarter and Six Months Results

14th January    Texas    Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
MGAM Introduces First Electronic Bingo Game Using Bally Theme

14th January    Iowa    Source: Las Vegas Sun - Jan 11th
Iowa casino revenue increases despite sluggish economy

13th January    Iowa    Source: The Hawk Eye
Casino revenues down in 2001
11 of the 13 Iowa casinos saw increased win in the second half of 2001. Average loss per visit being $47.73.

13th January    Nevada    Source: Las Vegas Review Journal
Nevada casinos' take drops for third month in a row - Strip properties blame decrease on baccarat; gambling concerns across nation fare well

13th January    Michigan    Source: MSNBC.com & FT Global Archive/PRNewswire
Detroit casinos ruled unconstitutional
Mandalay Responds to Court Decision

12th January    Missouri    Source: Kansas City Star
Casinos top $1 billion in revenue
Missouri's Riverboats have a $500 loss limit. The average player losing $55.92 during each session.

11th January    Nevada    Source: Las Vegas Sun
Nevada gaming revenue declines
Win for the month of November was $721.4 million - down 7.4% from 2000. Baccarat win fell 80%, Blackjack was down 11% but Craps surprisingly was up 21.8%.

11th January    Detroit   Source: Las Vegas Sun
Detroit casino process ruled unconstitutional

11th January    Atlantic City    Source: The Press of Atlantic City
Winning takes discipline, video-poker expert says
The conference was free at Caesar's and had a attendance of 300 players.

11th January    US Casino win    Source: Yahoo/Reuters
Regional casinos post strong December revenues
Four States have reported December casino win well up on 2000. Iowa 29.1%, Illinois 27.1%, Missouri 21.1%, Atlantic City 18.2%.

11th January    Las Vegas    Source: Las Vegas Review Journal
Wynn confident in Le Reve financing - Megaresort projected to cost $1.63 billion

11th January    Nevada    Source: Las Vegas Sun
Gaming regulators react to Harrah's executive

11th January    New Jersey   Source: Northern Light/AP
N.J. Office Pool Leads To Arrest

11th January    Hawaii    Source: West Hawaii Today & Honolulu Star Bulletin
Isle lawmakers wary of latest gambling push
No Dice for local gamblers - The developer of a proposed Hawaii casino says he wouldn't mind if residents were excluded

11th January    Las Vegas    Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
$3.7 Million MegaJackpot Hits at California Hotel

11th January    Mississippi    Source: Northern Light/PRNewswire
Alliance Gaming Signs Contract to Provide Full Systems Solution At Silver Star, New Golden Moon

11th January    Gaming Stocks    Source: Business Week
What's in the Cards for Park Place?

10th January    Las Vegas    Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
Global Cash Access Signs New Contracts With 22 Gaming Properties

10th January    Las Vegas    Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
Harrah's Launches Second 'The Price Is Right' Slot Machine

10th January    Las Vegas    Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Mikohn Gaming Corporation Announces Development of a Wide Area Progressive Slot System for Release in 2002

10th January    Las Vegas & Philippines    Source: CNN.com/Reuters
Estrada 'gambling adviser' seeks U.S. asylum

10th January    Kentucky    Source: Messenger-Inquirer
Casinos' positive effects touted

9th January    Las Vegas    Source: Las Vegas Sun & LVRJ
Hotel-casino abruptly closes
Vacation Village casino closes - Doors shut as dispute between bidder, owner goes unresolved

9th January    Las Vegas    Source: Las Vegas Sun
Aladdin performance improved in December

9th January    Gaming Stocks     Source: Yahoo/Reuters
Prudential starts gaming firm coverage

9th January    Gaming Stocks     Source: SmartMoney.com
SmartMoney.com - The Chips Are Down...

8th January    Nevada & Illinois     Source: Las Vegas Review Journal
Gaming Control Board: Ex-panel chief takes new job

8th January    Canada & Arizona     Source: CNN.com/AP
U.S. Niagara gambles on casinos

8th January    Canada & Arizona     Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Royal Flush Gaming Establishes Local Canadian Market Presence

8th January    Coulumbia, South Carolina     Source: Yahoo/AP
S.C. Lottery Draws Thousands
The South Carolina lottery began selling scratch cards  on the 7th of January.

8th January    Gaming Stocks    Source: Yahoo/Forbes.com
International Game Technology: A Safe Bet

8th January    Mississippi     Source: djournal.com/AP
Judge rules casino 'deal' can be challenged

8th January    Gaming Stocks     Source: TheDeal.com
Odds dim for casino property M&As
An attractive gaming play
The second headline takes a look at the prospects in 2002 for the gaming empire of Park Place - the world's largest casino operator.

7th January    Atlantic City     Source: ThePress of Atlantic City - Joe Weinert
Casino Notes
Despite September 11th, the 12 casinos in Atlantic City won 0.1% more than in 2000. A trend that remains unbroken in 23 years.

7th January    Saratoga Springs, New York State    Source: TimesUnion.com
You bet this city likes wagering
Casinos first operated in the city, located North of the State capital Albany in the 1840's.

7th January    New York State     Source: The Record Online
Good deal? How casinos will change the region

7th January    Detroit     Source: NJ.com
Detroit casinos roll over to cashless slots

7th January    Las Vegas     Source: Chicago Tribune
Beyond the casinos - 3 perfect days in Las Vegas

5th January    Missouri     Source: Kansas City Star
Argosy details plans to double size of Riverside casino

5th January    Las Vegas     Source: Las Vegas Review Journal
Casinos tickled by nickel wins - Five-cent bet machine win $1.7 billion in 12-month period, control board says
In Nevada during 2001 25c denominated machines won $2.3 billion and $1 $1.4 billion. Table games won $3.3 billion.

4th January    Atlantic City     Source: NorthJersey.com/AP
Casino take rose slightly in 2001

3rd January    Atlantic City     Source: Press of Atlantic City
Stunning December for casinos
In unofficial figures the cities 12 casinos won $349.1 million for the month and a grand total of $4,304,313,125 for the year - 0.09% more than in 2000.

3rd January    Las Vegas     Source: Las Vegas Sun
Hoffa blocks Teamsters organizing of LV dealers

3rd January    Las Vegas     Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
Park Place Connection: Unified Rewards Program Delivers More Power to the Player
The companies customer loyalty programme "Park Place Connection" will begin at 5 Las Veas properties on the 8th of January. Competing programmes include Harrah's "Total Rewards" and Station Casinos "Boarding Pass".

3rd January    Las Vegas     Source: Las Vegas Sun
Terror slowdown topped gaming year

3rd January    Atlantic City     Source: Bergen Record
Atlantic City bracing for competition

3rd January    Mexico     Source: Financial Times
Mexico may gamble on legalising casinos
Casino gaming was outlawed in 1934 but the Mexican government in the wake of declining tourist revenue that makes up 8.9% of GDP is exploring the possibilities once again.

3rd January    Missouri     Source: Kansas City Star
Casino to double gaming floor, add parking, dining

2nd January    North Carolina    Source: Daily Herald
More video gambling machines seized from bingo hall

1st January    Mississippi    Source: Biloxi Sun Herald
Law changing jackpot tax kicks in today
Players who hit a slot jackpot in excess of $1,200 will be subject to a 3% State tax on their winnings.

1st January    Las Vegas    Source: Las Vegas Review Journal
Star-spangled party - Revelers forget fears and welcome 2002

1st January    Nevada    Source: Las Vegas Sun
Aristocrat fires back at IGT

1st January    Nevada    Source: Las Vegas Sun
Casino workers hard hit after tourism slowdown

1st January    New Jersey & New York    Source: Troy Record/zwire.com
Atlantic City leery of New York Casinos