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January 2004
North America

31st January         Las Vegas           Sports Illustrated/AP & POAC
Vegas hotels cancel Super Bowl events after NFL threatens legal action
When it comes to betting on the Super Bowl, no bets are off

31st January         Gaming Investments           Las Vegas Review-Journal
Gambling stocks enjoy January jump; gauge outpaces broader indexes

31st January         Atlantic City           Las Vegas Review-Journal
Competition creeps nearer for Atlantic City casinos

31st January         Reno           Las Vegas Sun/AP
IGT disputes tax complaint

31st January         New Orleans           CJAD/AP
Jamie Foxx gets two years' probation after fight with casino security guards
 

30th January         Sports Betting           Las Vegas Sun
Super Bowl puts sports, gaming link in forefront

30th January         Topeka, Kansas City           KCTV.com/AP
Governor Unveils Plan For 'World-Class' State-Owned Casinos

30th January         Illinois           CNN.com/AP & Yahoo/Reuters
Illinois could be first to own casino
Penn Natl bids $506 mln for Chicago casino license

30th January         Nevada           San Francisco Chronicle
Washoe County assessor lowers hotel-casino property values

30th January         Illinois           Yahoo/Business Wire
Penn National Gaming Announces Details of Its $506 Million Bid for Illinois' Tenth Casino License

30th January         Louisiana           Daily Comet/AP
Woman arrested at Kenner casino, allegedly used phony money
 

29th January         Las Vegas           Yahoo/Reuters & Dow Jones
Caesars loss quadruples on bad luck, competition
Caesars Entertainment 4th-Quarter Loss Widened

29th January         Las Vegas           Yahoo/Business Wire
Caesars Entertainment Reports Financial Results for Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2003

29th January         Las Vegas           Yahoo/Reuters
Station Casinos posts loss, has new tribal partner

29th January         Las Vegas           Yahoo/Business Wire
Station Casinos Announces Record Fourth Quarter Results and New Native American Contract
 

28th January         Las Vegas           Yahoo/Reuters
Beatles show may replace Siegfried & Roy in Vegas

28th January         Las Vegas & California           Yahoo/Business Wire
Mikohn's TableLink Table Tracking System Gaining Wider Acceptance in Native American Gaming Properties

28th January         Las Vegas           Yahoo/Reuters
MGM Mirage profit up on stronger hotel business

28th January         Minneapolis           Yahoo/Business Wire
World Poker Tour Events Continue Dramatic Growth

28th January         Austin, Texas           Yahoo/Business Wire
Multimedia Games Reports First Quarter EBITDA of $19.2 Million, Diluted EPS of $0.48
 

27th January          Waukegan, Illinois           Yahoo/PRNewswire
WMS Gaming Forms United Kingdom Operating Company
 

26th January         Superbowl Betting           San Diego Union-Tribune
Are you ready for some . . . gambling?

26th January         Carson City           Yahoo/Dow Jones Business News
Nevada Atty Gen Asks Court To Dismiss IGT Tax Fraud Case

26th January         Chicago           Washington Times/UPI
Chicago infested with mob 'mini-casinos'

26th January         Las Vegas           Business Wire
Poster Financial Group Completes Purchase of Golden Nugget Hotel-Casinos
 

25th January         Las Vegas           Yahoo/PRNewswire
Wheel of Fortune(R) Pays Nearly $5 Million

25th January         Topeka, Kansas           New Tribune
Kansas governor's gambling plan contemplates state-owned casino

25th January         Mississippi           Biloxi Sun-Herald
Gambling chairman outlines concerns - Blackwell sends letter to legislators

25th January         New York           New York Daily News - Opinion
Slots and the City - Pataki's video lottery would be a real loser

25th January         Arizona           Tucson Citizen
Yaquis abruptly fire top 3 casino managers

25th January         Las Vegas           Las Vegas Review-Journal
Series still in cards at Horseshoe - Many think Harrah's can help make poker tournament even more popular
 

24th January         Nevada           Las Vegas Review-Journal
Online betting growth called threat to Nevada

24th January         Las Vegas           Las Vegas Sun - Liz Benston
Golden Nugget buyers land four year license - Fox reality show to document casino takeover
TOM Breitling and Tim Poster pose outside the Golden Nugget

24th January         New Jersey           The Press of Atlantic City
Borgata payoff for rivals: $5M. in CCC rebates
The regulation of Atlantic City's 12 casinos cost an amazing $59.2 million in 2003.

24th January         New Jersey           NJ.com/Bridgeton News & The Press of Atlantic City
Casino Training Institute opens
Casino training center opening in Vineland

24th January         Dania, Florida           The Miami Herald
Jai-Alai lies low: Fronton turns 50
Miami Jai- Alai opened in 1926 is now apparently the sole remaining Fronton open year round in the U.S. with attendances of 7 to 900.
 

23rd January         Las Vegas           Las Vegas Review-Journal
New owners took over Golden Nugget while you slept
Tim Poster and Tom Breitling are the new majority owners of the two Golden Nugget's in Downtown Las Vegas and Laughlin, Nevada.

23rd January         Las Vegas           CBS New York
L.A. man found guilty in Las Vegas casino counterfeiting case

23rd January         New Jersey           The Press of Atlantic City - Joe Weinert
Ban King from A.C. for 5 years, DGE says

23rd January         Las Vegas           Las Vegas Review-Journal
Deal with Harrah's finalized - Downtown proponents, union leaders applaud sale

23rd January         Reno, Nevada           Las Vegas Review-Journal
Earnings float higher again for IGT - Slot maker's fourth-quarter profits nearly double from year ago

23rd January         Minneapolis & The Caribbean           Yahoo/Business Wire
World Poker Tour Events Continue Dramatic Growth
The latest leg of the World Poker Tour is onboard Royal Caribbean's "Voyageur of the Seas".

23rd January         Las Vegas           Yahoo/PRNewswire
Harrah's Signs Definitive Agreement To Acquire Binion's Horseshoe
Harrah's to Continue World Series of Poker

23rd January         Las Vegas           Las Vegas Review-Journal & Las Vegas Sun
Racy Hard Rock ads raise complaint - Regulators charge suggestive signs reflect poorly on gambling industry
Casino hit with complaint - Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

23rd January         New York           New York Post
Don't bet on casino plan

23rd January         Manitoba           The Globe & Mail
Manitoba lifts ban on Sunday gambling

23rd January         Las Vegas           Las Vegas Sun/AP
Owners of Golden Nugget casinos get restricted gambling licenses
The Nevada Gaming Commission has approved a limited four-year gambling license for the new owners of the Golden Nugget Tim Poster and Tom Breitling.

23rd January         Las Vegas           San Francisco Chronicle/AP
Car drives off hotel-casino parking deck in Vegas, killing two - Golden Nugget Casino

23rd January         Reno, Nevada           Yahoo/Reuters
IGT profit up on foreign, replacement slot sales
 

22nd January         Atlantic City           The Press of Atlantic City - Joe Weinert
Taj pays a price for helping limo rider get a man

22nd January         Reno & Las Vegas           Yahoo/PRNewswire
Coast Casinos to Go 100% IGT at New Southcoast Property
The Southcoast Casino due to open in late 2005 will have some 2,500 TITO slots. It will be Coast Casinos 5th operation in Las Vegas.

22nd January         Reno, Nevada           Yahoo/Reuters
Slot maker IGT profit up; sold online lottery business

22nd January         Reno, Nevada           Yahoo/PRNewswire
International Game Technology Reports Record First Quarter Fiscal Year 2004 Results
 

21st January         Winnepeg, Manitoba           CBC News Online & Canada.com/National Post
Manitoba backs away from ATMs in casinos
Province says no to ATMs in casinos

21st January         Mississippi           The Clarion Ledger
Approval expected for Hard Rock Casino - Construction on $235 million Biloxi development could begin as early as next week

21st January         New York           New York Post
Pataki betting on city video casinos
Gov. Pataki has unveiled a $100 billion state budget that proposes introducing VLT's at 5 locations in New York.

21st January         Colorado           Rocky Mountain News
Casinos lose at numbers game in 2003 - Revenues down 3%, industry's first dip in its 12-year history

21st January         Louisiana           Yahoo/PRNewswire
Harrah's Entertainment, Boyd Gaming Announce Agreement for Boyd to Acquire Harrah's Shreveport for $190 Million

21st January         Illinois           Yahoo/Reuters
Illinois casino license attracts seven bids
 

20th January         Springfield, Illinois           Chicago Business
Three bidders gamble on Rosemont - Gaming Board gets 7 proposals for Emerald casino license

20th January         Las Vegas & Illinois           Yahoo/Business Wire
Caesars Entertainment Submits New Bid for 'World-Class' Casino in Greater Chicago

20th January         Detroit           Detroit Free Press - Editorial
GAMBLING GOLD: Winners: Casinos, city, workers; Losers: Racetracks, local wallets

20th January         Covington, Georgia           The Citizen Online
Grim surroundings disguise the high - stakes gambling of dog fights
One of the despicable participants was apparently carrying $20,000 in cash.

20th January         Covington, Georgia           Aberdeen News/AP & KTRK News
123 arrested in deadly Georgia dog fight
Cops raid blood-soaked dog fight arena, arrest 123; two dogs die
Police have apparently also seized over $250,000 in cash and several pounds of cocaine.

20th January         Illinois           Yahoo/Reuters
Trump Bows Out of Emerald License Hunt

20th January         Mississippi & Las Vegas           Macon Telegraph
Gamblers roll dice on 'Casino' stardom
Casting has began for "Casino" a reality TV show featuring the Golden Nugget in Las Vegas and new owners Timothy Poster and Thomas Breitling.
 

19th January         Las Vegas           Las Vegas Sun
Official: Binion's deal progressing

19th January         Springfield, Illinois           The News Sun & Daily Herald
State casino bids due today
Gambling again seen as fix to state's financial woes

19th January         Nevada           Las Vegas Review-Journal - Gaming Wire
NEVADAN AT WORK: DENNIS NEILANDER -- Chairman, Nevada Gaming Control Board

19th January         Las Vegas           Yahoo/PRNewswire
Las Vegas Cabby Wins World Record Nickel Slot Jackpot Elvira® Machine Pays $3.2 Million at Golden Nugget
 

18th January         Atlantic City           Philadelphia Inquirer
Borgata taking notice of fresh faces: Table players
For the first time in 23 years, growth in Table Game win was higher than Slots during 2003.

18th January         Mississippi           Biloxi Sun-Herald
Keeping casino workers - Job perks fight enemy No. 1: High turnover

18th January         Atlantic City           Boston Globe/Reuters
Hitting the jackpot away from slots, gaming tables

18th January         Las Vegas           Las Vegas Review-Journal - Jeff Simpson
THE HORSESHOE CLOSING: Blame Becky
Becky Binion Behnen took over from brother Jack Binion in 1998 after winning a lawsuit alleging mis-management of the Horseshoe.

18th January         Daytona Beach           South Florida Sun-Sentinel & News Journal
Arcade machines deemed illegal
Casino-style arcade debate continues across Florida
 

17th January         U.S. Gambling expansion           Knox News/Scrips Howard
Gambling expands even as efforts increase to stop it
Interesting article with the Rev. Tom Grey maintaining that 42 of 45 attempts in 2003 to expand gambling in the U.S. failed.

17th January         Mississippi           Biloxi Sun-Herald
Gambling courses will get hearing

17th January         New Orleans           ABCNews/AP
Comedian Foxx and his sister plead not guilty in casino fracas

17th January         Anchorage, Alaska           New Miner/AP
Talk of an Alaska casino circulating in Juneau

17th January         Las Vegas           Las Vegas Business Press
Harrah's goes all in with its Horseshoe buy

17th January         Ontario, Canada           MSNBC News/American City Business Journals
Ontario casinos take big hit
Following the opening of the Seneca Niagara Falls Casino, attendance at Casino Niagara for the second quarter 2003/4 is down 16.5% to 21,377 per day. Win has also declined 19.2% to C$168.43 million.

17th January         St. Louis, Missouri           Yahoo/Reuters
Pinnacle wins St. Louis city casino and hotel

17th January         Las Vegas           Las Vegas Sun - Liz Benston
Harrah's waiting for Behnen signature
 

16th January         St. Louis, Missouri           Las Vegas Review-Journal/AP
Pinnacle picked to run St. Louis casino

16th January         St. Louis, Missouri           Yahoo/PRNewswire
City of St. Louis Selects Pinnacle Entertainment to Build Casino Project on Laclede's Landing

16th January         Port Richey, Florida           ABC Action News & St. Petersburg Times
Unsafe bet: Pasco deputies raid suspected illegal casino
Game room bust; gambling charged
Good photos of a number of strange looking devices being removed by Police.

16th January         Black Hawk, Colorado           9 News Denver
Black Hawk casino eyes bankrupt competitor

16th January         Las Vegas           Las Vegas Review-Journal
Horseshoe sales agreement unsigned

16th January         Las Vegas           Las Vegas Review-Journal
Alliance Gaming earnings leap 57 percent; revenue rises

16th January         Las Vegas           Las Vegas Review-Journal
Horseshoe's sinking fortunes obvious to many toward the end
 

15th January         Las Vegas          Las Vegas Sun - Liz Benston
Strong profit projected for Red Rock Station casino

15th January         Reno          Yahoo/PRNewswire
IGT Receives ISO 9001:2000 Certification

15th January         New York & London          The Guardian
No free ride for Betfair in New York

15th January         Detroit          Detroit Free Press
Casinos' revenues a jackpot for area - Big gains may start to slow; tracks hurting
Preliminary figures for 2003 show that the 3 Detroit casinos won $1.130 billion. Up 0.5% from 2002.

15th January         Las Vegas          Yahoo Dow Jones Business News
Station Casinos Repeats 4th-Quarter, 2003 Estimates

15th January         Las Vegas          Yahoo/PRNewswire
Alliance Gaming Reports Second Quarter EPS Up 64% to $0.28 From Continuing Operations

15th January         St. Louis, Missouri          Miami Herald/AP
Gaming selection committee narrows field to two casino developers
 

14th January         Las Vegas          Las Vegas Review-Journal
Sale of Horseshoe may cost downtown - Analysts: Harrah's wants brand name, poker tournament

14th January         St. Louis, Missouri          Yahoo/Business Wire
President Casinos, Inc. Announces Third Quarter Results

14th January         Los Angeles          Yahoo/Business Wire
World Poker Tour Launches Licensing Program

14th January         Nevada          Las Vegas Review-Journal - Jeff Simpson
Slots spark productive November - Northern Nevada losses offset by strong showing in Las Vegas

14th January         Las Vegas          Las Vegas Sun
World Series of Poker will happen but location remains undecided

14th January         Waukegan, Illinois          Yahoo/Dow Jones Business News
WMS/Tech Lawsuit: Patent Covers Bonus Round Technology

14th January         Waukegan, Illinois          Yahoo/Business Wire
WMS Gaming Files Lawsuit against Sigma Game
WMS allege that Sigma Game is infringing upon Patent #6,645,074 entitled "Bonus Game For A Gaming Machine".
Bonus game for a gaming machine - U.S. Patent office link.

14th January         Las Vegas          Yahoo/Dow Jones Business News
Alliance Gaming Unit Gets Supply Pact From Rocket Gaming

14th January         Nevada          Yahoo/Reuters
Nevada casino gambling revenue up 4 percent in Nov

14th January         Atlantic City          Yahoo/Reuters
Atlantic City bets on youth, more attractions

14th January         Las Vegas          Yahoo/PRNewswire
Alliance Gaming Announces Deal to Supply Rocket Gaming With Bally Machines, Titles for Class II Markets

14th January         Las Vegas          Yahoo/Business Wire
Luciano Pavarotti In Concert The Colosseum at Caesars Palace
 

13th January         Las Vegas          Las Vegas Sun - Liz Benston
Harrah's expected to sell Horseshoe

13th January         Carson City, Nevada          Las Vegas Sun
November gaming win advances
A good month in Nevada for slots with an 11.6% increase to $503.1 million but a poor one for table games - down 8% to $254.7 million

13th January         Las Vegas          Las Vegas Review-Journal - Editorial
The Horseshoe closes down - Bad management the most likely culprit

13th January         Detroit          Baltimore Sun
Detroit casinos offer promise, problems

13th January         Las Vegas          Las Vegas Review-Journal
JOHN L. SMITH: Binion's employees say casino's failure not difficult to explain

13th January         Vancouver, B.C.          PRNewswire
Major Retailers & Casinos Use Enhanced Air Technologies' Pheromone to Stimulate Sluggish Business
The product is an odourless airborne pheromone in the form of a Gel. www.commercaire.com

13th January         Las Vegas          Yahoo/Reuters
Harrah to buy and reopen Binion's Horseshoe

13th January         Las Vegas          Las Vegas Sun/AP - Adam Goldman
Harrah's Entertainment says it's buying Binion's Horseshoe casino
Harrah's Entertainment, just 2 days after the closure of the Horseshoe have apparently signed a deal with majority owner Becky Binion Behnen to purchase the casino.

13th January         Las Vegas          Yahoo/PRNewswire
Harrah's Reaches Agreement in Principle to Acquire Binion's Horseshoe; Creditors of Las Vegas Casino Would Receive Payment
 

12th January         Las Vegas          Las Vegas Sun - Liz Benston
Horseshoe may be sold to Harrah's - Deal could be struck today

12th January         Las Vegas          Yahoo/Business Wire
Shuffle Master Announces Sale of Certain Slot Assets To IGT

12th January         Mississippi          Biloxi Sun-Herald
Rock casinos are still on track
Plans for another Hard Rock Hotel & Casino next door to the Beau Rivage in Biloxi.

12th January         Nevada          Las Vegas Review-Journal - Editorial
Regulatory diligence - Gaming Control Board does right thing with Golden Nugget purchase

12th January         Colorado & Czech Republic          News Alert/PRNewswire
Century Casinos Announces Completion of 50% Purchase of Casino Millennium

12th January         Las Vegas          Las Vegas Review-Journal
Slot player hits roadblocks instead of $2.5 million jackpot

12th January         Tunica, Mississippi          WMC Memphis
Tunica officials say "Honey Bun Bandit" is behind bars
The suspect allegedly stole $65,000 from the Grand Casino in September 2003 with the help of 3 former employees.

12th January         U.S. Gambling          Denver Post - Mark Kiszla Commentary
Gambling real national pastime

12th January         Las Vegas          Las Vegas Review-Journal - Jeff Simpson
DOWNTOWN GAMING: Closure sends dark message
Around 900 staff have been made redundant with the closure of Binion's.
 

11th January         Las Vegas         The Buffalo News/AP - Adam Goldman
Casinos use Griffin Investigations to catch cheaters, advantage players

11th January         Las Vegas         Las Vegas Review Journal & Las Vegas Sun
BINION'S HORSESHOE: Casino to remain closed
Gaming Commission suspends license of Horseshoe

11th January         Mississippi         San Francisco Chronicle
Big jackpots at these casinos -- especially for the robbers Safety has been anything but a sure bet in northern Mississippi

11th January         Las Vegas         Las Vegas Review-Journal
'Surveillance City' - The new Las Vegas tourist slogan?
The FBI required all Las Vegas Hotels and Airlines over Christmas and New Year to transmit details of some 270,000 visitors to the city. Big Brother indeed!

11th January         Hollywood         CNN.com
Vegas, Baby: TV Bets on Gambling
Along with the World Poker Tour and Celebrity Poker on U.S. TV there is soon to be a dedicated Casino and Gaming channel on cable. Website: www.cgtv.com

11th January         Las Vegas         CNN.com/AP
Landmark hotel-casino shuts down
Hotel guests have now been asked to leave the Horseshoe. The casino was closed down by U.S. Marshals on Friday.

11th January         Las Vegas         Yahoo/Reuters
U.S. marshals shut down famed Las Vegas casino
 

10th January         Honolulu, Hawaii         The Hawaii Channel
Fatal Shooting Involved Gambling Protection - Suspect Believed In Control Of Waianae Gambling

10th January         Las Vegas         Las Vegas Sun/AP - Adam Goldman
Agents shut down gambling at Binion's Horseshoe in Las Vegas

10th January         Las Vegas         Las Vegas Review-Journal
Binion's forced to close - U.S. marshals enter property seeking $1.9 million in cash
U.S. Marshals accompanied by members of the Nevada Gaming Commission entered Binion's at around 7pm on Friday evening.

10th January         Fort Worth, Texas & Atlanta, Georgia         NBC5i.com & 11alive.com
Deputies Bust Game Parlor For Illegal Gambling
Drug, Gambling Raid Produces 63 Arrests

10th January         Las Vegas         Daily Racing Form
Hottest new game is good ol' poker
Article on the phenominal growth of Poker just two or three years after the game was thought to be in terminal decline.

10th January         Hollywood, California         Yahoo/PRNewswire
GSN's World Series of Blackjack to Be Taped on Location at Mohegan Sun

10th January         Joliet, Illinois         The Herald News
Local casinos drop in revenue - Harrah's: Biggest drop among state's nine facilities

10th January         Las Vegas         Las Vegas Review-Journal - Jeff Simpson
Lobbyist warns of 'taxfest' on casinos

10th January         Las Vegas         Las Vegas Review-Journal
NEWS FLASH: Binion's Horseshoe shuts down temporarily

10th January         Atlantic City         The Press of Atlantic City - Joe Weinert
Tighter slot machines help casinos boost annual win 2.4%
Atlantic City casinos once again maintained their 25 year record of win increases, a run that could possibly come to an end in 2004.

10th January         Nevada         Las Vegas Review-Journal
Big six endure stagnant cash flow - Profitability gauge flat in '03 amid war, tax worries

10th January         Las Vegas         Yahoo/Business Wire
Mikohn Gaming Awards Second Exclusivity Agreement for Launch of New Garfield Video Slot Game

10th January         Laughlin, Nevada          Yahoo/PRNewswire
Archon Corporation Announces Acquisition of Fee Ownership of Pioneer Hotel & Gambling Hall in Laughlin, Nevada And Closing of Duke's Casino in Sparks, Nevada

10th January         Atlantic City          Yahoo/Reuters
Borgata drives Atlantic City casinos - December revenues rise
Another incredible month for table games as win rose 11.7%. Slots declined 0.5%.
 

9th January         Las Vegas          KVBC.com
Casino Owner May Be Involved In Strip Club Probe
Story revolving around the friendship of New Golden Nugget co-owner Tim Poster and Crazy Horse II owner Rick Rizzolo.

9th January         Baton Rouge, Louisiana          The Advocate & Daily Comet/AP
6 arrested, 6 sought in skimming case at Casino Rouge
Casino workers accused of skimming off slots

9th January         Niagara Falls, N.Y.          The Buffalo News
NCCC to offer casino blackjack course - Niagara County Community College

9th January         Missouri & San Antonio, Texas          My San Antonio
Web-site gambling advertising targeted

9th January         Atlantic City          Newsday/AP
Two parachutists charged after jump from Atlantic City casino

9th January         Gaming Technology          The Independent & ZDNet UK/New Scientist
Hi-tech casino chips will track gamblers
Casinos take a punt on RFID
 

8th January         Las Vegas          Yahoo/PRNewswire
Multimedia News Release - THEhotel at Mandalay Bay

8th January         Summerlin, Las Vegas          Las Vegas Sun
Casino to spur new growth in Summerlin

8th January         Winnepeg, Manitoba          CBC News & CBC Manitoba
Winnipeg casinos may get cash machines
MLC pushing for cash machines in casinos
The Manitoba Lotteries Corporation that operate Manitoba's 2 casinos have stated that the machines will not accept Credit, only Debit cards from players.

8th January         Gaming Investments          Yahoo/The Motley Fool
Betting the World Poker Tour - Lakes Entertainment

8th January         Las Vegas          Yahoo/PRNewswire
Gateway and Wynn Resorts to Establish New Luxury Standard for Digital Hotel Rooms
 

7th January         Los Angeles          Yahoo/PRNewswire
Travel Channel Deals Up Season Two of the Hugely Popular WORLD POKER TOUR on Wednesday, March 3

7th January         Reno & Carson City, Nevada          Yahoo/PRNewswire
International Game Technology Calls Tax Allegations 'Meritless'

7th January         Reno & Carson City, Nevada          Yahoo/Dow Jones Newswires
Nev Atty Mulls Tax Fraud Claim At Intl Game Tech

7th January         Las Vegas & Manchester          Yahoo/Reuters
Alliance Gaming buys British gambling unit

7th January         Las Vegas & Manchester          Yahoo/PRNewswire
Alliance Gaming Announces Acquisition of Crown Gaming, New Operational Structure in UK
 

6th January         Hammond, Indiana          Philipine Sun Star
Police search for leads in stabbing at casino

6th January         Madison, Minnesota          The Capital Times/Madison.com
Foe calls casinos the crack cocaine of gambling

6th January         Carson City & Las Vegas          Las Vegas Sun
Okla. woman battles for $42.9 million win on slot machine

6th January        Las Vegas          Las Vegas Sun
Icahn sells two casinos to his real estate firm

6th January         New York & Las Vegas          Yahoo/Business Wire
Caesar and Cleopatra Launch Caesars Entertainment's New Name at the New York Stock Exchange Opening Bell January 6, 2004

6th January         Las Vegas          Yahoo/PRNewswire
Aristocrat Technologies, Inc., Harrah's Entertainment, Sign Games Purchas Agreement
 

5th January         Las Vegas          Daily Telegraph
Britney's Vegas wedding heads for rapid divorce
 

4th January         Las Vegas          Las Vegas Review-Journal
NORM: Surprise! Britney ties the knot
Marriage license application image

4th January         Tampa, Florida          The St. Petersburg Times
Casino jobs draw crowds
More than 1,000 job seekers turned up at the Tampa Convention Center on Saturday for the first day of hiring for the new Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. www.casino-tampa.com

4th January         Connecticut & New York          The Norwich Bulletin
N.Y. casino more generous to host community

4th January         Atlantic City          Ashbury Park Press
Borgata bets on young gamblers and hits the business jackpot
 

3rd January         Carson City & Las Vegas          Las Vegas Review-Journal
Golden Nugget buyers face first license vote Wednesday

3rd January         Atlantic City          Reno Gazette-Journal/AP
Winning hand: New casino makes splash in Atlantic City

3rd January        Rochester, N.Y          Rochester Channel 111
Casino Dealer School Opens - Owner says dealers are in demand

3rd January         Las Vegas          The Sun
Affleck can't resist playing high-stakes poker
Some quite amazing pictures of Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez playing Blackjack in Las Vegas on New Year's Day.

3rd January         Las Vegas          Las Vegas Sun
Vegas authorities report one death, 140 arrests after New Year's Eve

3rd January         St. Louis          Miami Herald/AP
Casino opponents mobilize in St. Louis County

2nd January         Las Vegas          Las Vegas Business Press
Gaming industry was the comback kid during 2003

2nd January         Las Vegas          Chicago Sun-Times
Caan gambles on 'Las Vegas'
James Caan stars in the TV series Las Vegas which is presently running in the U.S. on NBC.(8 p.m. Mondays).

2nd January         Gary, Indiana          NBC5.com/AP
Gary Slot Machines Pay Double Without Spinning - Error Not Discovered For 14 Hours

2nd January         Missouri & Illinois          St.Louis Post-Dispatch
Payouts from area slot machines fall to low levels
With the increasing tendancy for casinos to place more nickel and penny machines the slot hold percentage in Missouri climbed significantly in 2003.

2nd January         Gary, Indiana          Indianapolis Star
26 slots were continual winners - Players at Gary doubled cash without pressing any buttons
The Bally manufactured slots gave double the amount inserted via the bill acceptor to the player as credit.

1st January         Sparks, Nevada          Reno Gazette-Journal
Duke's Casino in Sparks closes abruptly

1st January         Shreveport, Louisiana          Shreveport Times
Four casino workers accused of felony theft

1st January         Las Vegas          Las Vegas Review-Journal
Horseshoe may be shopping Series
Speculation that Binion's Horseshoe owner Becky Binion Behnen may have decided to sell the World Series of Poker.

1st January         Las Vegas          Las Vegas Sun
Thousands leave behind security worries to cheer new year in Vegas
 




 
 

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