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January - June 2001

30th June     Johannesburg     Source: Northern Light/Business Day
Gold Reef Says Plans On Track
Gold Reef are listed on the Johannesburg exchange and are due to open their third casino, the Golden Horse in KwaZulu Natal sometime in September.

30th June     Cape Town     Source: Northern Light/Business Day
Listing of Global Resorts On Hold
The company operates Caesar's in Gauteng, Graceland in Secunda and the Grand Palm in Gaborone, Botswana. Caesar's providing 90% of revenues.

6th June     Durban, South Africa      Source: Business Day/All Africa
Cops shut down illegal casinos

6th June     South Africa     Source: Business Day/All Africa
Work Starts On R100m Northern Cape Casino
Brief mention of Teemane's Flamingo Entertainment World a partnership of Sun International and Meriting.

4th June     Kimberly, South Africa      Source: - June 1st
Five in court after casino death

2nd June     KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa       Source:
Cops close down illegal casinos
Authorities have destroyed 1,873 machines and seized 30 tonnes of slot tokens from 111 operations.

31st May     Zimbabwe      Source: South African Financial Gazette - Update & correction June 14th
Ministers named in Chinese casino deal
Casino Deal: Murerwa Responds

25th May     South Africa     Source: 
Lady Luck Gets Alleged Casino Fraudsters Off the Hook

17th May     Las Vegas & South Africa     Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
Acres Gaming Receives Second South African Order for Acres Advantage

17th May   South Africa & Zambia  Source:
Sun International opens Zambia Hotels

5th May     South Africa     Source: Northern Light/All Africa
Country Launches First Internet Sports Betting Site

3rd May      Bahamas      Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Sun International Announces 2001 First Quarter Earnings

23rd April     Brakpan, South Africa     Source: Yahoo Asia/AFP - April 22nd
Betting fever the winner as Rahman squares up to Lewis
Sun International's Carnival City hit the jackpot by playing host to the world title upset.

15th April     South Africa     Source: Yahoo Asia/AFP
S. Africa having second thoughts on gambling

12th April     South Africa      Source: Mail & Guardian - from April 5th
Plans to change KZN gambling laws

9th April    South Africa     Source: News Agency
Government to Clamp Down on Gambling Houses

6th April     Johannesburg     Source: Mail & Guardian/
Plans to Change KZN Gambling Laws

2nd April     South Africa     Source: Business Day
Skweyiya calls for review of gambling
50,000 LPM's are due to be sited in clubs, bars & cafes. Licensing is expected in the third quarter (the year is not specified).

30th March     Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa     Source: Business Day
Horse racing needs to diversify to stay afloat after casino wave

30th March     Durban, South Africa     Source: Northern Light/Mail & Guardian
Illegal Casinos Raided

23rd March     South Africa    Source: Northern Light/Mail and Guardian
Secret Agreement Allows Illegal Casinos to Operate in Durban

19th March   Cape Town, South Africa   Source: The Hindu - March 15th
Dream merchants add to S. Africa's woes
A look at the countries Lottery programme and the 23 casinos presently operating.

3rd March     Western Cape, South Africa     Source: The Independent Online
Casinos destroying lives across the Cape

22nd February     Cape Town & Northern Province, South Africa     Source:
Pietersburg Set to Get Premier Casino Licence

19th February     South Africa     Source: Business Day
Sun International to build a new casino

18th February     South Africa     Source: iAfrica Business
SISA wins casino license
Meropa has been granted a licence in the Northern Province. Sun International has a 45% hoding in the company.

7th February     Western Cape, South Africa     Source: The Independent Online
The buck stops here as casinos cough up taxes

7th February     Gauteng, South Africa     Source: GLI press release
Gaming Laboratories International, Inc.®(GLI) Opens GLI Africa.®

7th February     Johannesburg    Source: IAfrica
Patrons flee bullets in casino centre

6th February     South Africa     Source: Gaming for Africa
Gaming for Africa Expo and Conference 2001
The Expo that was scheduled for 27 -29 March 2001 in Johannesbug has been postponed.

7th February     Durban, South Africa      Source:
Casinos are 'voluntary tax'

2nd February 2001      Kwa Zulu Natal      Source:
Drive to rid KZN of illegal casinos

25th January 2001      South Africa      Source: The Independent Online
Casino gives gambling addicts a helping hand

8th January      Atlantis, Bahamas      Source: Connecticut
For Casino Magnate Kerzner, Nothing Succeeds Like Excess
Interesting profile of Sol Kerzner from Sun City during apatheid to possible expansion of the Atlantis Resort.