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January - June 2004
Cruise & Caribbean News

29th June          Nassau           Lottery Post/Nassau Guardian
Bahamas debates starting national lottery

29th June          Nassau, Bahamas           The Nassau Guardian
Govt tax collection oversight 'hurting revenue'  - Turnquest: 'Unfair when casinos not made to pay'

27th June          Charleston, South Carolina          Charlotte Observer
Entrepreneur sues to get his gambling boat afloat

25th June          St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands         Virgin Islands Daily News
Casino panel extends Golden Gaming's conditional license
New Jersey based Golden Gaming is seeking a gaming license for a proposed $150 million casino-resort project near Great Pond on St. Croix's south shore.

22nd June          Fort Pierce, Florida          Sun-Sentinel
Casino ship that struck bridge awaits OK to sail

21st June          Jamaica          Jamaica Observer
BGLC readies for casino gaming
The Jamaica Betting, Gaming and Lotteries Commission website:

20th June          Bermuda          The Royal Gazette
MPs pass legislation banning gambling machines
For your own protection - Death knell for gambling sounds after Government rushes through bill
Slots will be illegal in Bermuda from 1st July after passing of the Prohibition of Gaming Machines Amendment Act 2004.

19th June          Fort Pierce, Florida          South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Passengers injured, shaken on Fort Pierce casino ship
Although the story has made headlines the dameage to the ship is estimated at only $300.

18th June          Fort Pierce, Florida          Palm Beach Post
Gambling boat hits bridge off Fort Pierce

9th June          Florida          Hotel Online /Knight Ridder
Former Owners of Florida Casino Firm Still Endure Legal Problems

5th June          Bermuda          The Royal Gazette
Bill to ban gaming machines tabled

17th May          Las Vegas          Yahoo/Business Wire
Passengers Treated For Minor Injuries After Gambling Ship Catches Fire
Updated news story on the fire that broke out on the SunCruz V 30 minutes after departing Port Everglades.

17th May          Florida          The Guardian/AP
Casino Cruise Ship Catches Fire in Florida

12th May          Hamilton, Bermuda          The Royal Gazette
Bermuda gambling debate gathers steam

6th May          Savannah, Georgia          Savannah Morning News
Casino boat on its way

4th May          Paradise Island, Bahamas          Yahoo/Business Wire
Kerzner Announces First Quarter Results
Table game win at Atlantis on Paradise Island was up 24% and slots just 4% compared with the same period in 2003.

27th April           Bermuda          The Royal Gazette
'Casinos within five years'
Lyall Hall, a partner with KPMG in Toronto speaking at a meeting of the Bermuda Chamber of Commerce.

22nd April           Hong Kong            Yahoo Singapore/Dow Jones
Malaysia's Star Cruises Gets US$400M Loan To Buy 6 Ships

13th April           Miami            Miami Herald
SunCruz sale completed
The sale price was $36.5 million to a group led by Spiros Naos, a nephew of murdered SunCruz founder Gus Boulis.

13th April           Colorado            Yahoo/PRNewswire
Century Casinos Announces Eighth Cruise Ship Casino Opening

11th April           Jamaica            Jamaica, Gleaner
Gov't takes big gamble? - US adviser backs casino review

4th April           Jamaica           Jamaica Gleaner - Editorial
Casinos: time for pragmatism

30th March           Northampton & Paradise Island           Yahoo/Business Wire
Kerzner Granted Certificate of Consent from Gaming Board for Great Britain
The Certificate of Consent from the Gaming Board will enable the transfer of a license for a new casino in Northampton that is presently held by London Clubs.

29th March           Cripple Creek, Colorado           Yahoo/PRNewswire
Century Casinos Announces Opening of Casino Aboard Silver Cloud

27th March           Miami           Contra Costa Times/AP
Arison marks 25 years leading world's biggest cruise company
Micky Arison took over the helm of Carnival Cruise lines from his father Ted Arison in 1979.

3rd March           Nassau, Bahamas          The Nassau Guardian
$500 million offer for Cable Beach
Calstar Properties of California is proposing to acquire and redevelop Radisson Cable Beach Resort, the Wyndham Nassau Resort and Crystal Palace Casino and the Nassau Beach Hotel.

1st March           Victoria, B.C.          MyTelus/CBC
Resale of fast cat ferries as floating casinos raises hackles

1st March           Miami          Orlando Business Journal
Bidder for SunCruz Casinos says money is coming

28th February           Texas & Florida
Fort Worth Texas Group Has Offered $43,200,000.00 for the SunCruz Casino Ship Line

28th February           Hamilton, Bermuda          The Royal Gazette
Mayor of Hamilton visits Biloxi on casino scouting mission?

26th February           Mayport, Florida          Chicago Sun-Times
Casino Boat Passengers Rescued During Rough Weather - La Cuise Casino

21st February           Palm Beach, Florida          The Miami Herald
SunCruz Casinos' assets sold for $36.1M

18th February           West Palm Beach          South Florida Sun-Sentinel
SunCruz bidder raises offer to $36.1 million, may get deal soon

17th February           Miami           Miami Herald
Ante for SunCruz upped to $36.1M
The upped bid comes from Pompano Beach based Oceans Casinos Cruises and Vessel Casinos. The President is Spiros Naos a nephew of founder Gus Boulis.

15th February           St. Petersburg           St. Petersburg Times
Gambling ship may shuffle its plans - To allow more trips, the Ocean Jewel might be anchored offshore
Titan Cruise Lines 450-foot Ocean Jewel.

4th February           St. Petersburg           St. Petersburg Times
Gambling cruise ship gets closer to St. Petersburg
The 450-foot Ocean Jewel owned by Titan Cruise Lines is presently docked in Jacksonville.

2nd February           Paradise Island, Bahamas           Yahoo/Business Wire
Kerzner Announces Fourth Quarter Results

21st January         Hamilton, Bermuda           Bermuda Sun
Ad boss: ‘No’ to casinos

17th January         Boston, Massachusetts           Boston Herald
Gambling cruise co. hunts dock in Quincy- Horizons Edge Casino Cruises.

17th January         Kingston, Jamaica           The Jamaica Gleaner
Casino call - Gov't urged to rethink position

14th January         Savannah, Georgia          Ledger-Enquirer/AP & Savannah Morning News
Casino Boat to bring gambling back to Savannah riverfront
Casino boat gambles on River Street
Millionaire's Casino is 187ft and can hold 450 passengers its operating company is MPH Entertainment LLC.

14th January         Miami          The Miami Herald
Taking a $32M gamble - An investor group offers $32 million for the assets of SunCruz

13th January         Manhattan, N.Y.          New York Post
Betting Blues cruise
Gambling ship's run of bad luck
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