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January - February 2001
Asia & Australia

28th February   New Zealand  Source: New Zealand Herald
Gaming review discussion document released 

28th February   Kangwon Province, Korea  Source: Yahoo Singapore/Asia Pulse
Korean Casino Firm Registers Net Profit of US$33 MLN in 2000

27th February   Melbourne   Source: Yahoo Singapore/Reuters
Gaming tax may offset Australia state tax cuts - A proposed extra State tax would raise A$120 million a year from 2001/02. 

26th February   India   Source:
Getting a bet in India not so easy

25th February   New South Wales   Source: Australian Daily Telegraph - Feb 20th
Hotel told to repay gambler - Judge rules that Amex Gold Card advances for Gambling addict must be paid back by Pokie operator

24th February   Australia   Source: Sydney Morning Herald
Bet a life - A detailed story of Pokie addiction in New South Wales and the impending new regulations on game play.

23rd February   Melbourne   Source: Yahoo Aus/NZ /Reuters
Tabcorp first half profit climbs 8 pct - Sydney's Star City Casino contributing A$48.6 million profit before interest and tax.

23rd February   Perth, Western Australia  Source: Australian Financial Review
Casino outlook volatile
The Burswood Casino reported a 13.6 per cent rise in net profits to A$15.5 million for the last 6 months of 2000

22nd February   Perth   Source: Yahoo Singapore/Dow Jones Newswires
Australia Burswood Seeks Early Govt Talks On Concessions

20th February   Australia   Source: Australian Financial Review
Aristocrat confident of Japan gamble
The company reported a net profit of A$65 million in 2000 and expects to sell 25,000 machines in Japan during 2001

20th February   Australia   Source: Yahoo Singapore/Asia Pulse
Australia's Aristocrat Targets 60% of Revenue From Overseas

20th February   New Zealand   Source: Australian Financial Review/Bloomberg
First-half rise of 20pc makes Sky City a winning gamble

20th February   South Australia   Source: The Advertiser
Casino interim at $10.4m - Sky City owned Adelaide Casino had pretax 6 month profits of A$10.4 million and a win per visitor of A$40

19th February   South Australia  Source:
An odd alliance in pokies fight - Hotels and churches are due to sign an agreement to help combat problem gambling.

19th February   Sydney   Source: Yahoo Singapore/Asia Pulse
Australia's Aristocrat Expects 10% Rise in Net Profit for FY2000

19th February   Wellington, New Zealand   Source: Yahoo Singapore/Reuters
Sky City H1 profit up 20 pct, raises div

12th February   Sydney   Source:
PBL First-Half Profit Seen Rising 9% on Casino Win Rate, TV

11th February   Sydney   Source:
Pokies rake in $2bn profit - The city's 53,000 poker machines have doubled profits in 4 years. In 2000 won an average of A$45,000 each.

10th February   Christmas Island  Source: Australian Sunday Telegraph
Three men paid to run a shut casino - The Christmas Island Casino closed in 1998 but the directors are still on the Government payroll.

9th February   Queensland  Source: The Australian Online
High rollers' loss is Jupiters' gain

9th February   Australia  Source:
A casino smoking ban is a winner - Would a smoking ban aimed at Australian pokie players generate more business.?

8th February   Melbourne & Queensland  Source: Reuters & Dow Jones Newswires
Australia's Victoria imposes regional gaming caps
Australia's Jupiters/Earnings -4: Shares Up 5c At A$4.10

7th February   New Zealand   Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
IGT to Distribute Compudigm Software Package

5th February   Taiwan  Source: Taipai Times
Legalized gambling in the cards

5th February   Canberra  Source: Yahoo/AP & Australian Broadcasting Corp. & SMH
Australia Casinos FY '00 Rev A$2.5 Bln; Up 8.0%
The 13 casinos had an average daily attendance of 8,430. A$479 million being paid in state and federal taxes.
Casinos have bounced backed from Asian economic crisis: survey
Casinos hit jackpot with a record $3bn
The Australian Casino Association study located 10,825  "electronic gambling machines" and 1,119 gaming tables.

4th February   Queensland  Source: Australian Broadcasting Corp.
Union claims casino staff locked out for seeking pay rise 

2nd February   Australia  Source: Herald Sun
Casino smoking row heats up

1st February   Hamilton, New Zealand Source: New Zealand Herald
Casino construction resumes

1st February   Victoria, Australia   Source:
Smoking to stay at gaming venues: Bracks

31st January   New Zealand   Source: New Zealand Herald & Yahoo Singapore/Dow Jones
Kiwis spend $1.3 billion on gambling
Pub pokies spend is up
Casinos Increased Share Of NZ Gaming Market In 2000
- Non casino gaming machine revenue up 25% and casino gaming up 17% during 2000.

31st January   Victoria, Australia   Source: The
Tough new rules on gaming adverts - Proposals include warnings to accompany advertising and the equivalent of natural light at all Pokie venues.

30th January   South Korea   Source: Yahoo/Asia Pulse
S Korea's Kangwon Province Concerned About Hyundai Casino

30th January   South Australia & Victoria   Source: The Online
Pokies law review targets addiction - Proposals to lower maximum stake to A$1 and slow game speed.
New plans to help gamblers keep track of time - Digital clocks will be required on all 27,500 Victoria Pokies from July 1st.

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

29th January   Queensland   Source: Australian Broadcasting Corp.
Casino croupiers want own EBA - Enterprise bargaining agreement.

18th January   Asia   Source: Far Eastern Economic Review
Asia's Casino Boom - In depth article looking at the continued expansion of gaming.  Revenues in the region expected to climb to $23 billion by 2010.

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.

12th January    South Korea  Source: Yahoo/Asia Pulse
Hyundai to Re Bid on Casino Operation for Seaborne Hotel

10th January    Japan  Source: Matsui Gaming Machine PRODUCT NEWS - NOV 24th
Matsui Gaming Machine of Japan introduces their new card Shredder - Can destroy 600 decks an hour.

9th January    Australia  Source:
Gambling reform too slow: church

8th January    Malaysia  Source: The Bangkok Post
Military loses war on border casinos

6th January    Brisbane, Queensland  Source: Yahoo/Asia Pulse - Jan 5th
Australia's Jupiters Signs Contract for New Convention Centre

6th January    Sydney  Source: Sydney Morning Herald
Casino's dirt file grows as sacked chief sues for $2.6m 

1st January    Taipei, Taiwan   Source: The China Times & Taipei Times
Religious Groups Cry Out Against Casinos on Kinmen, Matsu
Gambling proposal sparks outcry