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January 2003
North America

31st January         Atlantic City         Source: Las Vegas Sun/AP
Longtime cocktail servers roll with changes in AC - Many started when casinos were legalized 25 years ago
At Resorts Atlantic City the first casino to open in 1978, 42 of 95 coctail waitresses have 20 years or more service.

31st January         Saskatchewan         Source: Canada.com/Saskatoon Starphoenix
Casino opponents branded as 'racist'

31st January         Albany, New York          Source: Times Union
Pataki bets on more gambling revenue

31st January         Las Vegas          Source: The National Post
Le Rêve: Dream or folly?
Aladdin typifies how not to build a casino - Took US$1.4B property just 13 months to file for bankruptcy protection
The National Post looks at the risks involved with Steve Wynn's Le Reve, and the fate of the Aladdin that had the benefit of a much better location on the Las Vegas Strip.

31st January         Vancouver, B.C.          Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
International Thunderbird Gaming Corporation: Operations Update

31st January         Austin, Texas          Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
MGAM Announces Q1 2003 Player Station Counts

30th January         Nevada          Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal
Riviera stake makes Trump apply himself - Developer says he'd be honored to have license in Nevada

30th January         Atlantic City          Source: The Press of Atlantic City - Joe Weinert
Parking ban rankles man on casino banned list
CCC equal hiring plan for casinos under fire Rules seen as flawed, too easy on offenders

30th January         Nevada          Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal
Competition cuts into LV betting - Although Super Bowl take up, woes exist

30th January         Las Vegas          Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
Global Cash Access Signs New Contracts with Seneca Niagara Casino and 14 Other Gaming Properties

30th January         Atlantic City          Source: Yahoo/Business Wire & Dow Jones Business News
Trump Hotels & Casino Resorts Reports Record Fourth Quarter and Year End EBITDA
Trump Boosts Cash Flow, Welcomes Borgata Competition

30th January         Providence, Rhode Island          Source: ZWire.com/Pawtucket Times
Expert calls gambling a win-win proposition

30th January         Buffalo, New York          Source: Rochester Democrat & Chronicle
Buffalo judge decries casino gaming at sentencing

29th January         Las Vegas          Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal
MGM MIRAGE 4thQ: Revised earnings mark met
Station revels in higher quarterly profits, foresees more ahead

29th January         Nevada          Source: Las Vegas Sun
Super Bowl betting about even for Nevada casinos - Gamblers wagering less - but books win $5.3 million

29th January         Atlantic City          Source: Las Vegas Sun/AP
Job interviews under way at Atlantic City's Borgata - More than 4,800 positions to be filled at new property

29th January         Springfield, Illinois           Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
University of Illinois Study Shows Casinos' Better Deal for Illinois Would Inject $2.2 Billion, 26,000 New Jobs Into State Economy

29th January         Albany, New York           Source: Northern Light/AP
N.Y. Gambling Probe Nets 14 Arrests

29th January         Las Vegas           Source: Northern Light/AP
More Than $71.6 Million Bet on Super Bowl
The total handle fell well short of the $77 million record established in 1998, and could well be an indication of how much business Caribbean based operations are taking away from Nevada's sportsbooks.

29th January         Las Vegas & San Diego          Source: Las Vegas Sun
Where I Stand - Brian Greenspun: Super NFL hypocrisy
The editor of the Las Vegas Sun describes the action in the stands at Superbowl XXXVII. It appears many of the fans were not using their mobile phones simply to call home.

28th January         Florida          Source: South Florida Business Journal - January 24th Print edition
Bill seeks to spread gambling machines

28th January         U.S. - Casino expansion           Source: Las Vegas Review Journal
Proliferation of gaming fueled by momentum
Faced with mounting budget deficits 12 U.S. States are expected to debate liberalising gambling laws in 2003.

28th January         Carson City, Nevada           Source: Las Vegas Sun
Control Board seeks extra funding - New slot machines are more difficult to regulate
Apparently it now takes regulators from the GCB 50 days to check and approve a new slot machine.

28th January         Las Vegas           Source: Las Vegas Sun
MGM MIRAGE stock rises on quarterly profit report
Station profit up 73%

28th January         Waukegan, Illinois           Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
WMS Industries Reports Second Quarter Results

28th January         Las Vegas           Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire & Dow Jones Business News
MGM MIRAGE Reports Fourth Quarter and Year-End Results
MGM Mirage Call: Faces Tough 1Q Hold Percentage Comps

28th January         Las Vegas           Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Station Casinos Announces Fourth Quarter Results And Provides Guidance for 2003

27th January        Guam           Source: GuamPDM.com - Opinion
Casino gambling, with strict laws, would pour dollars into economy

27th January        Las Vegas          Source: Las Vegas Sun
Money line bets hurt sports books
Sunday's 48-21 victory by the Tanmpa Bay Buccaneers could mean that Nevada Sportsbooks have lost money on the Superbowl.

27th January         Houston, Texas          Source: WOAI.com
Bill Would Make Astrodome "World's Largest Casino"

27th January         New York          Source: Forbes.com
The Case For Legal Sports Gambling

27th January         Scotsdale, Arizona          Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Atronic Americas Groundbreaking

26th January         Atlantic City          Source: The Press of Atlantic City
Borgata hears from thousands for jobs
The Borgata will have 4,800 employees when opening this summer. It is the first new casino in Atlantic City for 13 years.

26th January         Ottawa, Canada          Source: Canoe.ca/CP & CTV.ca
Ontario releases annual gambling report 22 months after fiscal year ends
Ontario gambling report shows $1.9 B profit
The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation's  2000-2001 report shows annual profits of C$1.9 billion. There is controversy however over why the report took nearly two years to be made public.

25th January         Canada          Source: The National Post
How to lose at gambling
A National Post reporter, and novice gambler looks back at his session at a Las Vegas Blackjack table

25th January         Atlantic City          Source: Northern Light/AP
Plan Would Tap Deadbeats' Gambling Wins
Under a plan from the Bush administration U.S. casinos would have to check a national database before paying out slot jackpots over $5,000.

25th January         New York          Source: CNN/Money
Sports gambling no sure bet - Bookmaking is tough way to make a profit, and last year's Super Bowl was big loser for industry

24th January         Las Vegas & San Diego          Source: Northern Light/PRNewswire
Native American Casino on 'San Diego Strip' Selects Acres Valley View Casino To  Install Acres Bonusing™ and Acres Advantage™

24th January         Chicago          Source: Las Vegas Sun
Fine reduced for Illinois casino
The Grand Victoria Casino in Elgin has been fined $3.2 million by the Illinois Gaming Board for employing an air conditioning company with alleged organized crime connections.

24th January         Las Vegas          Source: Northern Light/AP
Super Bowl Is Big Business in Las Vegas

24th January         Las Vegas & Missouri          Source: Northern Light/Business Wire
Sigma to Contest Missouri Ruling
Mikohn Comments on Missouri Gaming Commission's Action against Sigma Games

23rd January         Louisiana          Source: The Biloxi Sun Herald/AP
Casino winnings up in Louisiana

23rd January         Las Vegas          Source: Yahoo/Business Week
Vegas  High-Stakes Surveillance Lab
A look at Surveillance operations in Las Vegas. Facial recognition software is the new aid for catching cheats but for many operators the technology is only as good as the operative using the equipment.

23rd January         London & Las Vegas          Source: Northern Light/Business Wire
Mikohn Enters into Agreement with Cyberview Technology for Distribution of Branded Game Content in European Market

23rd January         Mississippi          Source: Las Vegas Sun
Gaming Commission fines video poker maker

22nd January         Atlantic City         Source: The Press of Atlantic City - Joe Weinert
Gambling on the Borgata One-third of casino work force applies to new casino

22nd January         Las Vegas & Beaune, France         Source: Northern Light/Business Wire
Paul-Son Gaming Announces Completion of Merger of the Bud Jones Company

22nd January         Las Vegas & London         Source: Northern Light/Business Wire
Mikohn to feature IGT's EZ Pay Ticket System at ICE 2003

22nd January         Las Vegas          Source: Northern Light/PRNewswire
CJPG Announces Gaming Venture Corp., U.S.A. Unit Spinoff

22nd January         Reno          Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire & Reuters
International Game Technology Reports Record First Quarter Fiscal 2003 Results
Slot Maker IGT Profit Up 50% but Unit Sales Off
IGT sold 29,700 machines worldwide in the quarter compared to 32,500 machines in 2002. Domestic sales were 19,300 and international 10,400. 

21st January         Allentown, Pensylvania          Source: Northern Light/AP
Convictions Tossed in $1M Gambling Case

21st January         Las Vegas          Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Aristocrat, IGT Settle Patent Lawsuit

21st January         Vancouver, British Columbia          Source: Yahoo/CCN Mathews
Great Canadian Announces Closing of Business Acquisition in Washington State

20th January         Las Vegas          Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Aristocrat's MKVI Game Platform Enjoys Exceptional Performance Throughout U.S.

20th January         Las Vegas          Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
Caesars Palace Has the Oakland Raiders a Four-Point Favorite Over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for Super Bowl XXXVII

20th January         Reno          Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Horseshoe Gaming Signs Deal With IGT for EZ Play™ Ticket-In/Ticket-Out Machines and EZ Pay® Ticket Systems

20th January         Atlantic City          Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
4,800 Jobs Available Now Borgata Opens Employment Center
The 145 table and 3,650 slot Borgata is scheduled to open in the Summer. Website: Borgatajobs.com

19th January         Yahoo/AP NewsPhotos          Source: Yahoo/AP
The River Rock Casino in Geyserville, California under construction
Anti-War protesters outside the Boardwalk Casino in Las Vegas

19th January         Colorado          Source: Rocky Mountain News
Casinos still winning - Proceeds less than in late '90s boom but up 6.4% in '02
Win in Colorado's three casino towns rose to $719.7 million in 2002. 73% of the win coming from Black Hawk.

19th January         New Orleans, Louisiana          Source: Nola.com/The Times-Picayune
Last local riverboat owner agrees to casino buyout - Lawsuit has hurt Bally's business

19th January         Toronto          Source: The National Post
Slot machine licence granted to Tory donor - Liberals call for investigation by integrity chief

18th January           Calgary, Alberta          Source: The Calgary Sun
Citizens to roll on casino bid City eyes poll, hearing options

17th January           Las Vegas          Source: Las Vegas Sun
Tuscany hopes to find right blend of tourists, locals
The Tuscany Hotel & Casino opened today. The property has a 60,000 sq.ft. gaming floor and 716 hotel rooms.

17th January           Las Vegas          Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal
League: Policy bars bet-linked ads - Experts say enforcement hit or miss
Continuing debate over the refusal of TV networks to allow a commercial for Las Vegas during the Superbowl.

17th January          Ontario, Canada          Source: The Toronto Star
Gambling take: $5.47 billion
The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp. had a gross win of $5.47 billion in 2001/2. Lotteries provided $2.11 billion, Commercial casinos $1.72 billion, Charity casinos $378 million and Racetrack slots $1.26 billion.

17th January           Las Vegas          Source: Northern Light/PRNewswire
New Las Vegas Casino Selects Acres Advantage™ - Westin Casuarina Casino Set to Open in Summer 2003

17th January           Las Vegas          Source: Pittsburgh Live/AP
Aladdin casino seeks investor to help it survive

17th January           Ohio & Florida          Source: Hoovers.com/Newsedge
$40 Million Diverted to Casinos in Paulding County, Ohio, Bank Theft - Stardancer Casino, Inc

17th January           Indiana          Source: Louisville Courier-Journal
Ex-regulator to be legal adviser to casinos - Jack Thar's job angers critics; he defends role

16th January         Detroit          Source: Yahoo/Click on Detroit
Men Allegedly Cheat For Casino Jackpot

16th January           Las Vegas          Source: Las Vegas Sun
Station signs agreement to acquire Wildfire Casino
Strip timeshare project future being debated

16th January           Detroit          Source: Las Vegas Sun/AP
Pawn shop owners support casino growth

16th January           Las Vegas          Source: Las Vegas Mercury
Viva Gay Vegas - Gay and lesbian tourists have become a lucrative niche for Las Vegas resorts

16th January           Gaming Investments        Source: Yahoo/Dow Jones Business News
Las Vegas Casinos Lack Tourists, Big Spenders In 4Q
Park Place Grants CEO 1.5M Options, 635,000 Stock Units

16th January           New Jersey         Source: The Press of Atlantic City - Joe Weinert
CCC denies DGE a second chance to prove dealer stole - Commissioners reject plea to reopen hearing
Amazing story of the Division of Gaming Enforcement wanting to take an Atlantic City Poker dealer to court for a second time over a disputed $6 that may well have been a tip.

16th January           Detroit         Source: Detroit News
Detroit casinos attract 12% more cash in 2002 - December revenue declines for third straight month
Detailed look at December's and 2002 revenue. The impression gained is that the Detroit market has now peaked at $1.2 billion per annum.

16th January           Reno          Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
IGT's Multi Strike Poker Takes Top Product Award at American Gaming Summit

16th January           Atlanta          Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Ten More Casinos Now Accepting Global Payments' VIP Preferred™ Card

15th January           Mississippi          Source: The Biloxi Sun-Herald
Numbers show gamblers skittish - Casino revenues nearly at standstill

15th January           Missouri          Source: Kansas City Star
2003 looks to be big year for gambling industry in Missouri, Kansas
The Missouri Gaming Commission has released statistics showing that the State's 11 riverboats grossed $1.28 billion in 2002 up 12.4% from 2001.

15th January           Montreal          Source: The Montreal Gazette
Casino's croupiers vote on union-backed contract that offers tip guarantees

15th January           Angleton, Texas          Source: Houston Chronicle
Gambling machines are seized
Police have confiscated 1,200 "Eight liner" machines in raids at numerous properties in Brazoria County, Texas.

15th January           Detroit          Source: Detroit News
Casino makes rebates easier - MotorCity lets players redeem at machine. Experts say gamblers wager even more

15th January           Washington          Source: Reno Gazette Journal
House members urge Bush to abandon gambling proposal

15th January           Atlantic City          Source: The Press of Atlantic City - Joe Weinert
A.C. casinos pulled more revenue from slots in ’02 -  Citywide casino win rose 1.8% last year
Statistic filled look at casino results  for 2002. Slot win was up 3.8%, whilst tables declined 3.6% to $1.1 billion. This is about the same as way back in 1986.

15th January           Las Vegas           Source: Yahoo/Reuters
IGT adds high-tech slots, aims for 15% growth
Reuters interview with IGT Chief Executive Thomas Baker at the  American Gaming Summit 

15th January           Las Vegas           Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Alliance Gaming Reports Second Quarter Earnings of $0.24 Per Share; Increases Fiscal Year 2003 Guidance to at Least $0.87 Per Share

15th January           Las Vegas           Source: Northern Light/PRNewswire
Acres Wins Gold Award for Most Innovative Product At Prestigious American Gaming Summit

14th January           Kentucky           Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Churchill Downs Incorporated Launches Official 2003 Kentucky Derby Web Site

14th January           Las Vegas           Source: Northern Light/AP
NFL Rejects Las Vegas Commercial
ABC has so far sold sold 90% of its 61 30 second Superbowl spots at $2.1 million each.

14th January           Washington           Source: Northern Light/AP
HHS May Seek Gambling Funds of Deadbeats

14th January           Las Vegas           Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal
Park Place to revamp sites - Web-based reservation programs boost room rates at gaming company's properties

14th January           Nevada           Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal
Business group challenges casino industry - Competing tax packages to test each side's influence in Legislature

14th January           Las Vegas           Source: Las Vegas Sun
Nevada casino executives debate industry outlook
Analyst: Internet ban is likely
Reports from the American Gaming Summit that concluded at the Rio, Las Vegas last  Friday.

13th January           Atlantic City          Source: Northern Light/PRNewswire
Gaming Sector ... Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow Report, Volume 9, Available for Purchase

13th January           Las Vegas          Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
New Park Place Casino Web Sites Deliver "One Click'' Convenience for Resort Destination Shoppers
Park Place online bookings increased 47% in the first 11 months of 2002, and 156% over the same period in 2000.

13th January           Las Vegas          Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
Mikohn Gaming and Aristocrat Technologies Expand Strategic Partnership to Become a Leading Player in Lucrative Slot Machine Participation Business

12th January           Alberta, Canada          Source: Canada.com/Edmonton Journal
Provincial Web site will track casino proposals, approval process - Inquiries from Albertans prompted idea, minister says
The Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission: www.aglc.gov.ab.ca

12th January           Reno         Source: The Reno Gazette Journal
Reno called most vulnerable gaming city in U.S.

12th January           Detroit, Michigan         Source: The Detroit News
Pawn shops feed casinos - Business jumps as people pay gambling debts
Detroit's the three casinos have an attendance of 40,000 a day and a win of around $1 billion a year.

12th January           Nevada          Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal
Gaming summit identifies industry's challenges - Internet, tribal competition rising
Gaming win increases slightly - Governor calls figures bleak
The November Nevada casino win at $732.5 million was down 6% on 2000 despite Baccarat on the Las Vegas strip winning $37.2 million and holding 30%.

12th January           Las Vegas          Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal
Mourners pay respects to casino giant - 'Father of modern LV' Bill Bennett remembered for compassion, philanthropy

12th January           New Jersey          Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
Casino Careers Launches Executive Search Division Recognized as Top Site in 2003 by CareerXRoads

12th January           Saskatchewan, Canada          Source: Canada.com
Province packs up casino's craps table
The Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority (SLGA) had granted approval for the Emerald Casino to operate a craps table, but then they re-read the Criminal Code.

11th January           Nevada          Source: Las Vegas Sun
Casino giants listed as top Nevada taxpayers
MGM MIRAGE is the biggest property taxpayer in Nevada and 6 out of the top 10 are casino operators.

11th January           Maryland          Source: The Baltimore Sun
Plan seeks 18,000 slots for five tracks

10th January           Nevada          Source: Las Vegas Sun
Bacarrat props up firm's November gaming win
Nevada casinos won $732.4 million in November, up 1.5% from 2001. Table game win was up 17.4% to $277.1 million. Slot win fell 6.2% to $451 million.

10th January           Miami          Source: The Miami Herald
Lobbyists hope slots are lucky at gambling conference

10th January           Nevada          Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Nevada Megabucks® Jackpot at Its Third-Highest Level Ever
$26.1 million at the moment. The highest ever win was $34.9 million at the old Desert Inn, 26th January 2000.

9th January           Las Vegas          Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal
Casino stocks downgraded as gaming shares plunge

9th January           Las Vegas          Source: Las Vegas Sun
Expert says future of slot makers looks good - Expansion of casinos, technology driving strong forecasts

9th January           Detroit          Source: Yahoo/WDIV
Couple Accused Of Laundering Yen At Casino
The arrests were made at Greektown Casino. 75,000 Yen had been stolen at gunpoint earlier in the day from Japanese students attending the Detroit Motor Show.

9th January           Las Vegas         Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
Las Vegas Sands Inc. Previews Select Operating Data at the American Gaming Summit
Las Vegas Sands inc. operates the Venetian in Las Vegas. In 2002 the casino had an excellent table game hold of 21.4% and a daily room rate of $196.

9th January           Minneapolis         Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Cash Systems, Inc. Announces Contracts to Provide Services At 15 Additional Casinos

9th January           Gaming Investments       Source: Reuters
Slow New Year in Vegas spurs casino warnings

8th January           Aurora, Ontario        Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Magna Entertainment launches HorseRacing TV™, new in-home "watch and wager" option for cable subscribers

8th January           Nevada        Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal - Gaming Wire
Gaming industry rejects claim it pays too little in taxes
Summit will address Indian casinos, racinos
Dividend plan may lift casinos - Tax break could attract new investors

8th January           Tucson, Arizona        Source: United Press International - Joe Bob Briggs
The Vegas Guy: what is a Racino?

8th January           Iowa        Source: TheOmahaChannel.com
Iowa Casinos Report Record Revenues - $485 Million Collected Over Past 6 Months

8th January           Las Vegas         Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
GSA Announces Groundbreaking Industry Partnership to Standardize Casino Systems

8th January           Vancouver, British Columbia         Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
MOON Resort and Casino: MOON is Rising

8th January           New York & Las Vegas         Source: CBS Marketwatch
Vegas craps out after warnings
U.S. casino operator stocks are presently trading significantly lower following earnings warnings from MGM Mirage and Mandalay Resorts.

8th January           Las Vegas        Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire & Dow Jones Business News
MGM MIRAGE Announces Preliminary Fourth Quarter Results
MGM Mirage Expects 4th-Quarter Earnings to Miss Estimates

8th January           Las Vegas         Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire & Reuters
Mandalay Resort Group Lowers Quarterly Expectations
Mandalay says Vegas holidays slow, warns on quarter

8th January           Las Vegas         Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Satre to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award at American Gaming Summit
The AGS will be held at the Rio Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas - 9th to 10th January.

7th January           Las Vegas        Source: Las Vegas Sun/AP
Man in fatal Vegas shooting says he couldn't find a job

7th January           Las Vegas         Source: Las Vegas Sun
Walgreens Strip property sold
The $1.6 acre site opposite the Stardust sold for the staggering total of $21.9 million - around $2,800 per sq. yd.

7th January           Connecticut          Source: Northern Light/AP
Connecticut Lawmakers Block Gambling Expansion

7th January           Las Vegas         Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Palms Casino Resort Announces Breakthrough Bachelor Party Suites

6th January           Las Vegas         Source: Las Vegas Sun & New York Times
Mandalay center is shaking up convention industry
First convention at new venue showcases pool, spa industry
With the opening of the new Mandalay Convention Center, Las Vegas has 3 of the 7 largest exhibit halls in the U.S.

6th January           Las Vegas         Source: Las Vegas Sun
Bennett services set Friday at Ham Hall

6th January           Las Vegas         Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
GSA Announces Executives from IGT, Bally, and Konami to Co-Chair Best of Breed Technical Committee

6th January           Las Vegas         Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
New Gaming Machine Protocol Voted One of the Most Innovative Gaming Products For 2003

6th January           Atlantic City         Source: The Press of Atlantic City
Working toward a casino career - Gaming employees want more than just a paycheck, perks - must read!
A look at the positive moves being made by Atlantic City casino operators to motivate and retain a loyal workforce.

5th January           Las Vegas         Source: The Boston Globe
Vegas 101 - Ex-academic brings Ivy League 'big thinking' to execution at gaming industry giant Harrah's
Detailed and fact filled profile of Gary Loveman the new CEO of Harrah's Entertainment.

5th January           Detroit          Source: Detroit News
Greektown, MGM hope to cash in on coinless slots - Test runs generate savings; more machines installed
By early 2004 MGM Grand Detroit intend to have at least half of their 2,700 slots coinless.

5th January           Las Vegas          Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal
Tourist from Oregon stabbed on the Strip - Suspect arrested; victim in serious condition

4th January          Atlantic City          Source: The Press of Atlantic City - Joe Wienert
Sands sheds more jobs after big revenue drop

4th January          Atlantic City          Source: The Press of Atlantic City - Joe Wienert
Harrah’s ordered to pull old slots - CCC refuses to extend deadline to upgrade or replace 109 machines

4th January          Las Vegas          Source: Northern Light/AP
Vegas Sex Industry Fights Goverment Crackdown

3rd January          Las Vegas          Source: Las Vegas Sun & Las Vegas Review-Journal
Cannery opens doors to the past
Hundreds welcome new '40s-themed casino - Cannery first to open since '01

3rd January          Atlantic City          Source: The Press of Atlantic City - Joe Weinert
Holidays not so happy as casinos see big drop
Atlantic City's 12 casinos reported a 9.7% decrease in win in December compared with 2001. A.C. however stretched its annual win increase to 24 years - up 1.9% on 2001.

3rd January          Las Vegas          Source: Detroit News
MGM Mirage to build luxury Vegas condos

3rd January          New York          Source: The Buffalo News
By going to the video, first betting trip worth a replay
In the Chips: The Buffalo News is starting a regular column dedicated to casino gambling.

3rd January          US Lotteries          Source: NJ.com/The Star Ledger
The lottery mind-set shows how bad things have become
Two interesting statistics - $100 of tickets for the Powerball lottery gives a 0.0000008% chance of winning the jackpot!. The average American household is presently a whopping $8,000 in debt to Credit Card companies.

2nd January          Las Vegas           Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal
Gaming stocks fall in December - Applied Analysis Gaming Index outpaces overall market despite end-of-year slip

2nd January          Florida           Source: Las Vegas Sun & Wire reports
Florida Salvation Army office rejects donation from lottery winner

2nd January          Connecticut          Source: Las Vegas Sun/AP
Experts question Connecticut strategy to limit gambling

2nd January          Las Vegas          Source: Las Vegas Sun & LVRJ/Hoovers
Trio of 2003 casino openings begins tonight - Cannery kicks off trio of 2003 casino openings
Operators Express Confidence in New Las Vegas Casino

2nd January          Chicago          Source: Chicago Business
Casino games in suburbs, city

2nd January          Las Vegas         Source: Northern Light/PRNewswire
iGames Entertainment Announces New Land-Based Casino Table Game For World Distribution

2nd January          Chicago         Source: Yahoo/AP
Prosecutors: Convicted Official Bet $18.8 million

1st January          Reno         Source: Northern Light/PRNewswire
Year's End Sees Rush of Jackpots - Some MegaJackpots™ Hit, Others Still Growing