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January - June 2004

30th June          South Aftrica           Sunday Times/ITWeb
Global Vision lowers security risk for gambling sector
The product is CHASE ICOM from Global Vision. Website: www.globalvision.co.za

30th June          South Africa           AllAfrica.com/Business Day
Distinctive New Name for Global Resorts

29th June          Cape Town, South Africa           Business Report
Global Resorts heads for JSE after RMB sells its 48.4% stake
The new name for Global Resorts will be Peermont Global.

24th June          Uganda          New Vision
Stringent law delays new $2m casino investment
Casino Grande Uganda Limited applied to the Ugandan Ministry of finance for a licence in July 2003.

10th June          Cape Town, South Africa          ITWeb.co.za
Global Vision wins casino risk contract
The system apparently merges Security and Survillance information into one electronic database that can be shared among operators. Website: www.globalvision.co.za

3rd & 4th June          Johannesburg         Business Report
Gambling board outlines BEE frustrations

21st May          South Africa          Business Report
Global Resorts unveils multibillion expansion
Global Resorts operates 3 casinos in Southern Africa. Caesars Palace in Johannesburg, Graceland in Secunda and the Grand Palm in Gaborone, Botswana.

20th May          South Africa          All Africa/Business Day
Phumelela Aims to Spread Its Wings Further

28th April           South Africa          Business Report
Sun International looks up

27th April           Johannesburg, South Africa            The Sunday Times
Kersaf's earnings seen 30% up

23rd April           Western Cape, South Africa            Sunday Times
Casino loan fiasco hots up

22nd April           Eastern Cape, South Africa            Sunday Times
BEE casino owners in financial trouble

3rd April           Bloemfontein, South Africa           SABCNews.com
Gambling board confiscates illegal machines
Has an interesting picture of the 400 slots being crushed with a mechanical digger.

28th March           South Africa           The Sunday Times
Policemen accused of blackmailing casinos

27th March           Western Cape, South Africa           Cape Business News
Approval for gambling route
Thuo Gaming Western Cape is one of the two successful applicants for a Western Cape limited gambling machine (LGM) route license. The company will operate 1,000 machines from 225 loactions.

26th March           Cape Town, South Africa           The Independent
R10-million rough diamond sparks casino bust

21st March           South Africa          AME Info
IFA & Sun International sign alliance agreement

16th March           Kampala, Uganda          All Africa/The Monitor
A Gamble That May Cost Casino Shs 2 billion
The delays faced by an Israeli/Ugandan partnership that wants the Casino Grande at Crested Towers, Kampala.

15th March           KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa          EngineeringNews.co.za
Construction firm builds its seventh casino
Afrisun Kwazulu-Natal's new Sibaya Casino and Entertainment Kingdom due to open in November.

12th March           KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa          Independent Online
Gambling bidders try their luck
There are 4 bidders for LPM operations in KwaZulu-Natal. Pub and Club owners will also have to go through background checks.

11th March          South Africa          Independent Online
Couple suing casino for R1,2m
A quite remarkable story from the Grand West Casino near Cape Town.

6th March           South Africa          Business Day
Kersaf set back by subdued trading, rival casino
Kersaf has a 62,4% holding in Sun International S.A.

25th February           Cape Town, South Africa          Business Report
Casinos 'must stop' bussing in gamblers
Casinos are apparently laying on transport for Pensioners just after pay day.

24th February           South Africa          Independent Online/Cape Times
Online gambling may soon be banned
The National Gambling Bill replacing the 1996 National Gambling Act will apparently make it illegal to operate an Internet casino from South Africa.

23rd February           Cape Town, South Africa          ITWeb.co.za
What odds of an online gambling ban?
A new National Gambling Bill is going before parliamentary committees for debate and one of the subjects is a potential ban on Internet casinos and advertising.

23rd February           South Africa          Business Report & iAfrica
Sun International shares climb over rough terrain
Sun International SA lifts earnings

17th February           Goodwood, South Africa           Independent Online/Cape Argus
We were cheated, say casino winners - must read!
The Grand West Casino apparently has had a mumber of slot malfunctions after software upgrades. The Western Cape Gambling and Racing Board have been informed of the problems.

16th February           Klerksdorf, South Africa           SABC News
New casino to boost Klerksdorp economy - Tusk Rio Hotel Resort

13th February           Johannesburg, South Africa           The Sunday Times
Landmark verdict for racing, betting industry

9th February           Mpumalanga, South Africa           News24.com
Gaming board boss due in court

5th February           Johannesburg & Colorado           Yahoo/PRNewswire
Johannesburg Casino License Update - Century Casinos

2nd February         South Afica & India           Silicon India
South African Indian wins bid to build casino in Sikkim

25th January         Africa           Omaha.com/New York Times
Gambling bug bites African nations

21st January         Johannesburg           Independent Online & Sunday Times/SAPA
Chinese man killed in Joburg casino brawl
Violence erupts at casino

21st January         South Africa           iAfrica.com
Gold Reef Casinos sees higher earnings

20th January         South Africa           Independent Online
Casino operator disappears without a trace

13th January         Durban, South Africa          Independent Online
Casino winners robbed of R74 000 in cash
 




 
 

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