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January - June 2001
Cruise & Caribbean

29th June   Texas   Source: Houston Chronicle
Gambling ship to sail without liquor license
The Surfside Princess out of Freeport Old Harbour.

29th June   St Croix   Source: St Croix Source
Casino applicant clears biggest hurdle
Casino applicants lawyers blasts process - June 26th
The St Croix Casino Control Commission has been holding meetings to determine licencing of a second casino on the island.

27th June   Miami   Source: Hotel Online/Miami Herald - June 23rd
New Owners of Casino Chain File for Bankruptcy
The Miami Herald reporting on the various problems facing day ship operator SunCruz

25th June   Florida  Source:
Washington lobbyist relinquishes control of SunCruz to Boulis estate

22nd June   Florida  Source: Naples Daily News
Judge: Investors didn't live up to SunCruz Casinos deal

22nd June   Cripple Creek, Colorado  Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Century Casinos Announces Casino Opening on the Silver Whisper Cruise Vessel

20th June   FT. Lauderdale  Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
SunCruz Casinos Reports Sharp Gains in Gaming Revenue

18th June   Florida   Source: Sun-Sentinel
Acrimony imperils partners' casino plan

16th June   Florida   Source: St. Petersburg Times
Gambling waits for ship to come in

14th June   Florida   Source: St. Petersburg Times
Stardancer Casino's path gets clearer

13th June   Florida   Source: Yahoo Finance/AP
Owner: SunCruz to Declare Bankruptcy

12th June   Florida day ships   Source: Tampa Tribune
Gambling companies at odds
Paradise of Port Richey making life difficult for new kid on the block Stardancer Casino Cruises.

11th June   Florida    Source: Miami Herald
$65 million deal-making spree ended with murder
The Herald takes a detailed look at Gus Boulis's business deals made shortly before he was assassinated in February

7th June   Florida   Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
SeaEscape Hires New Casino Manager

4th June   Florida  Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
SunCruz Casinos Reports Sharp Gains in Gaming Revenue

4th June   Florida's Day Ships  Source: Palm Beach Post & TampaBay.cpm
Riviera to abandon casino ship deal
Gamble may cost casino ship's operators

1st June   Texas   Source: Houston Chronicle
Surfside loses casino gambling deal to Freeport

15th May   Fort Lauderdale  Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
SeaEscape Takes Over Casino Onboard M/V Island Adventure

14th May   Florida   Source: Sun-Sentinel
Bet with your head on cruise ships, not over it.
Casino cruise operator Sun Cruz planning a responsible gambling campaign.

15th May   Kuala Lumpur   Source: Yahoo Asia/Dow Jones
Star Cruises/1Q -3: Asia Pacific Revenue Jumps 17%

13th May   New England, Maine   Source: Gloucester Daily Times
Casino ship considers move to Gloucester - The 200ft Entertainer scheduled to commence service out of Rowe's Wharf on June 1st.

10th May   Port Richey, Florida   Source: Tampa Tribune/St. Petersburg Times
Port Richey to get 2nd gambling boat
Gambling boat bid stirs old concerns

6th May   Myrtle Beach, Florida   Source: The Sun News
Columnist lacked facts in attack on SunCruz 

4th May   Florida   Source: St. Petersburg Times
Casino company to compete with Paradise's boat

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

10th April  St. Petersburg, Florida   Source:
Gambling boat dispute heats up

8th April  Galveston, Texas  Source: Galveston Daily News/AP
Casino ship sails at last from isle port

3rd April   Texas  Source: Galveston Daily News - April 1st
New casino ship to sail Monday

1st April   Texas   Source: Houston Chronicle
Freeport added as gambling base - Corpus Christi Day Cruises, Southern Texas Gaming & Talisman Cruises will begin daily operations in the Gulf of Mexico during April.

2nd April   Miami   Source: Yahoo/Reuters
Royal Caribbean's newest ship a window on world

16th March   Goa, India   Source: PRNewswire
Casinos Austria International Opens Casino on Boat in Goa

15th March   Florida Panhandle   Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
SunCruz Casino Sets Sail in Panama City; New Management Launches SunCruz IV
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26th February   Tallahassee   Source: News-Journal Online
Poll: Most people neutral on gambling ships

15th February   Florida & Kavala, Greece   Source: Miami Herald - Feb 13th
Boulis buried in his native Greece

11th February   Florida   Source: South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Gambling boat industry fears slaying backlash

10th February   New York & Puerto Rico  Source: WestVille Enterprises.
Caribbean Gaming & Tourism Conference features economic outlook, the Cuba factor, impact of Internet gaming

7th February   Florida   Source: Sun Sentinel & Miami Herald
Miami Subs, SunCruz founder gunned down in Lauderdale while driving car
Miami Subs mogul shot dead in ambush

7th February   Paradise Island Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Sun International Announces Fourth Quarter Earnings

5th February   Florida  Source: Miami Herald editorial - Feb 2nd.
Boat gambling a rogue industry

3rd February   Broward County  Source: Hotel-Online/
Florida Casino Boat Industry Adds Another Ferry Firm
The Ella Star out of Haulover Beach Park. Pays $10,550 a month and $5.55 per pax local taxes.

3rd February   Broward County  Source: Sun Sentinel
Former Casino Owner Banned from His South Florida Gaming Facilities

30th January   Miami   Source: Miami Herald
Hollywood's bad bet - Editorial concerning the SunCruz boat docked at Martha's restaurant.

27th January   Hollywood & Port Richey, Florida   Source: Miami Herald & St. Petersburg Times
SunCruz casino boat offers city new deal
Suit follows suit in SunCruz Casino boat name dispute

24th January   FT Myers, Florida   Source: South West Florida News Press
Casino cruises will be three of a kind at Beach - Firms feel area can float 2 new boats

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.