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July 2001
North America

31st July   Saskatchewan, Canada    Source: News
New Sask. casino raises old fears about addiction

31st July   US    Source: Las Vegas Sun/AP
Critics decry 'laundering' of casino licenses

31st July   Las Vegas    Source: Las Vegas Review Journal - 30th July
SHAKE-UP ON THE STRIP: Report says Aladdin sale imminent

31st July   Las Vegas    Source: Yahoo/AP
Nev. Casinos Try Keno-Lottery Game

30th July   Las Vegas    Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
Shuffle Master Begins Rollout of Let's Make a Deal

30th July   Louisiana    Source:
Number of machines, money lost increases in a year
The 13,424 Poker machines at Louisiana's "mini casinos" and truck stops won $503.5 million in 2000/2001. An average of $37,000 per machine.

29th July   Hawaii    Source:
Casinos in Hawaii? Don't bet on it
There are two States in the US without any form of legalised gambling - Hawaii and Utah. (This link will almost certainly change shortly)

28th July   Las Vegas    Source: Yahoo Sports/AP
Hoops Tournament Moved From Casino

28th July   New York    Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
Trump Hotels & Casino Resorts 2001 Second Quarter Results

27th July   Atlantic City    Source: Weinert
Casinos see $ at end of tunnel

27th July   Illinois    Source: Yahoo/Reuters
Illinois regulators call MGM talks 'not acceptable'

27th July   Nevada    Source: Yahoo/AP
Harrah's-Harveys Deal Approved

27th July   Las Vegas    Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Alliance Gaming Announces Approvals for Its Millionaire 777s(TM) Wide-Area Progressive Game in Atlantic City and Mississippi

27th July   Las Vegas    Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
15th Annual World Gaming Congress and Expo Goes Web Wide With New Site
The WGCE's new site for registrations and show information can be found at

26th July   Las Vegas    Source: Las Vegas/PRNewswire
Mikohn's Progressive Jackpot Pai Gow Poker(TM) Game Receives New Jersey Regulatory Approval for Field Testing in Atlantic City Casinos

26th July   Carson City   Source:
Sandoval quits gaming panel, may run for AG

26th July   Las Vegas    Source:
Park Place cuts 7 pct of staff at Las Vegas Hilton

25th July   US 2ndQ results   Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire & Business Wire
Station Reports Second Quarter EPS of $0.18 Prior to Non-Recurring Items
Park Place Entertainment Reports Second-Quarter 2001 Results of $0.16 Per Share
Pinnacle Entertainment Announces Second-Quarter Results
Penn National Gaming Reports Record Second Quarter Revenue, EBITDA and Net Income

25th July   Chicago    Source: Yahoo/Chicago Daily Herald
Mayors plead for gambling to start in Rosemont
If approved the casino will be the 10th and final casino license for Illinois.

25th July   Las Vegas    Source: Yahoo/Reuters
MGM Mirage Wins with Las Vegas Success

25th July   Las Vegas    Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Mikohn Reports Strong Second Quarter 2001 Financial Results
Mikohn's share price has risen from $4 in May and now stands at $7. The release perhaps establishes a record for the longest headline.

24th July   Las Vegas   Source: Las Vegas Sun
High-end casino action strong

24th July   Las Vegas   Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
MGM MIRAGE Reports Record Second Quarter Revenue, Cash Flow and Net Income
Gaming win made up just over half of the company's $1.05 billion revenues during the quarter.

24th July   Iowa  Source: Des Moins Register
Casino jobs attract new Iowa immigrants

24th July   New York    Source: New York Post Business - 22nd July
Rolling for $$$
Share prices in US gaming equipment & slot manufacturers are up an average of 41% for the first 6 months of the year.

24th July   Las Vegas    Source: Yahoo/Reuters
Hilton helped undo Las Vegas Hilton sale - lawsuit

23rd July   Chicago & Las Vegas    Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
WMS Gaming and Park Place Entertainment Announce Agreement for National Roll-out of PAC-MAN Branded Slot Machines

22nd July   New Jersey   Source: Philadelphia Inquirer - 19th July
Raw deal, say card counters
The New Jersey Casino Control Commission has ruled 5-0 that casinos, although using eight decks, may still shuffle at will against suspected counters.

22nd July   Massachusetts    Source:
High-stakes player has seen big wins and big losses
In depth profile of Poker playing Lyle A. Berman and his casino management company Lakes Gaming. (URL almost sure to change)

22nd July   Las Vegas    Source:
More victims come forward in Vegas fraud case as authorities find more than $22 million

22nd July   Las Vegas & Reno  Source: Reno Gazette Journal
Harrah’s doesn’t want to be ‘coinless’ captive to IGT

21st July   Las Vegas  Source: Las Vegas Sun
Bad hold, tough competition plague Rio
Over the last 18 months the fashionable all suite hotel has held just 13.3 percent.

21st July   California & Arizona   Source:
More and more seniors losing savings to casino gambling - Communities try to educate elders about dangers

20th July   California & Washington    Source:
Casino ATMs out of luck if Congress backs new bill

20th July   Las Vegas   Source: Northern Light/AP
Police Impound $20M in Investigation

19th July   Connecticut & Las Vegas   Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Bear Stearns and Goldman Sachs to Conduct Gaming Industry Financial Updates Exclusively at Global Gaming Expo (G2E)

19th July   Louisiana   Source: Biloxi Sun Herald
Louisiana casinos win $1.8B in fiscal year
Louisiana has 14 Riverboat casinos plus New Orleans. Total state taxes paid amounted to $381 million. Dockside gambling was permitted from the 1st of April.

19th July   California   Source: - July 17th
Smart cameras at casinos spark a debate on privacy
Facial recognition technology once again making the headlines as worries arise over the potential for misuse of data.

19th July   Reno   Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
International Game Technology Reports Record Financial Results for the Third Quarter of Fiscal 2001
The industry leader shipped 32,600 units to domestic markets and 14,400 Internationally during the last quarter.

19th July   Atlantic City   Source: The Bergen Record
Tropicana fined for gaming violations

19th July   Colorado   Source: The Denver Business Journal
Gambling proceeds up slightly in June
Casinos pay record amount of tax

18th July   Las Vegas   Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
Harrah's Entertainment Inc. Reports Second-Quarter Results

18th July   New Orleans   Source:
Casino laying off 148 employees, cutting number of table games

17th July   Calgary, Alberta   Source: Calgary Herald
Calgary poised for casino strip
The Stampede's gaming operations could be moved to a purpose built location near the city centre

17th July   Detroit   Source: Detroit Free Press - July 11th
Coinless slots quite a change
Gaming analyt Jason Ader of Bear Stearns comments - "Ultimately, we believe the casino slot floor will evolve into a completely cashless environment,"

17th July   Indiana   Source: - July 14th
Second gambler complains of Belterra bet limits
The complaint centres around a player being suddenly told that on a $1,000 BJ he would be only allowed to play the minimum bet.

17th July   Las Vegas   Source: Las Vegas Sun
Harrah's claims Station violated slot club patents

16th July   Las Vegas   Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Mikohn Wins $1.7 Million Order for Progressive Jackpot Technology, Electronic Displays and Custom Slot Signage From Station Casinos.

16th July   Atlantic City   Source:
Help-starved casinos now tapping eastern Europe for summer help

15th July   Ohio  Source: Chicago Tribune
Gaming glut hurting lotteries
The US has legal lotteries in 38 States and some form of gambling in 48. Sales of tickets for the Ohio lottery fell 11% in 2000.

14th July   Las Vegas  Source: Las Vegas Review Journal
Board orders Venetian to pay disputed jackpot

14th July   Connecticut   Source:
Casino slot machines have a banner month in June
The 10,000+ slots at the two Indian casinos in Connecticut, Foxwoods and the Mohegan Sun made $64.4 million and $52.5 million respectively. 25% of win goes to the State. Table game revenue figures are not released.

14th July   Las Vegas   Source: Yahoo/Business Wire & Reuters
Harrah's Entertainment Seeks Injunction Against Station Casinos for Allegedly Infringing on Customer-Loyalty Program Patents
Harrah's sues Station over customer loyalty program

12th July   US   Source: Yahoo/Reuters
Casinos Outperform Despite Slowdown

11th July   Missouri   Source: Kansas City Star
Annual revenue tops $1 billion at riverboat casinos
Missouri's nine Riverboats won $1.05 billion from 48.4 million visits. An average daily attendance of 14,733 per boat. $304 million being paid in State & local taxes.

11th July   Las Vegas   Source: Yahoo/Reuters
Park Place to focus on Caesars, developments-CEO

11th July   California & Nevada   Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
Seiko Instruments Micro Printer Division and IGT Reap Rewards from Gambling on Investment for Cash Optional Ticket Machine for Gaming Industry

11th July   Connecticut    Source: Northern Light/M2 Presswire
Pathological gambling should be viewed as chronic medical condition, say Yale researchers
Researchers weigh in on problem gambling -- call it a 'chronic medical condition'
The research will be published in the 11th July issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA).

11th July   Minnesota & New York  Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Table Trac, Inc. and Global Payment Technologies, Inc. Sign Definitive Joint Venture and Distribution Agreements
Websites:  &

11th July   Nevada  Source: Yahoo/Reuters & Las Vegas Sun
Nevada gaming revenues rise 5.7 pct in May
Strip casinos record big win in May
Nevada casinos registered a win of $844 million and a total of $4.07 billion for the year to date. Casinos on the Las Vegas strip won $430 million during the month. Table game revenue was up 16.1% and slots 1% over May 2000.

11th July   Las Vegas   Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
Park Place Entertainment Names Wallace Barr Sole Chief Operating Officer

10th July   Los Angeles   Source: Yahoo/Reuters
Intl Game, Anchor merger may face scrutiny

10th July   Las Vegas   Source: Yahoo/Business Wire & Reuters
Harrah's Entertainment Announces Management Changes At Rio
Harrah's top execs at Las Vegas Rio resign
Low profit margins have resulted in casualties at the fashionable all suite casino & hotel.

10th July   Las Vegas   Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
Nevada Numbers -- New Statewide Lucky Numbers Game -- Offers Mega-Jackpot

10th July   Las Vegas   Source: Las Vegas Sun
Teaching from experience: Problem gambling experts hold training seminars in Las Vegas

9th July   Reno & Las Vegas   Source: Las Vegas Sun & AP
IGT buying Anchor Gaming for $1.365 billion
IGT Plans to Buy Anchor Gaming
websites:  &

9th July   Reno & Las Vegas   Source: Reno Gazette Journal
IGT makes blockbuster deal
The deal with Anchor Gaming  will create a company with annual revenues of $2 billion. IGT employs some 4,000 people worldwide, 2,600 in Reno.

9th July   Reno & Las Vegas   Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire & Reuters
International Game Technology Announces Agreement to Acquire Anchor Gaming
Int'l Game, Anchor to merge in $1.365 bln deal
A press conference detailing the agreement will be broadcast today at 8am PDT at

9th July   California  Source: The Washington Post
Senior Betting May Be Big Gamble

7th July   Las Vegas   Source: Yahoo/Reuters - July 5th
Chips are down for Las Vegas high rollers

6th July   Atlantic City   Source:
Caesars strikes back in slot-worker job fair
190 Slot attendants have gone on strike for a 60 cents an hour pay increase. Park Place has responded by hiring new recruits on the spot.

6th July   Gaming Stocks   Source: Yahoo/Reuters
Harrah's, Gambling Stocks Fall
After yesterdays late profit warning, Harrah's share price has shed 17% and also dragged down MGM-Mirage, Mandalay Group & Park Place.

6th July   Quebec   Source: Yahoo/CNW
Loto-Quebec - The Casino de Hull Opens Non-Smoking Areas
The casino with 1,870 slot machines and 64 tables will only allow smoking in one designated part of the gaming floor.

6th July   New York State   Source: Buffalo First
Niagara Falls coalition organizing effort to get casinos
One of the temporary facilities will be the Niagara Falls Convention center if the deal between Governor Pataki and the Seneca Indain nation is approved.

6th July   Nevada  Source: & Reuters
Class-action status denied to casino workers in smoking case
Tobacco Suits Denied Class-Action Status

6th July   Los Angeles  Source: Yahoo/Reuters
Stars diverge for hotels, casinos in second quarter

6th July   Las Vegas  Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
Casino Player Awards Record 251 Honors To Harrah's Entertainment Casinos

5th July   US & Mexico  Source: Yahoo &
U.S. company agrees to build casino on Mexico's border with Texas
Company to Build Border City Casino
- Reynosa is around 100km inland from the Gulf of Mexico.

4th July   Las Vegas  Source: Yahoo/Reuters
Las Vegas casinos help avert more blackouts

4th July   Las Vegas   Source: Las Vegas Sun
LV Hilton lawsuit could open doors to Park Place dealing

3rd July   Casino Op's   Source:
Casinos Hit Jackpot With Customer Data
The major US gaming companies are gathering an increasingly accurate picture of their customers with the use of loyalty and slot cards.

3rd July   New York State   Source: Business First & Buffalo News
Casinos won't revive lackluster economy - Opinion
This gamble won't pay off - Opinion
ECC poised to offer casino management curriculums
Should casino gambling come to Western New York, Erie Community College is putting together a series of management and staff training courses.

2nd July   Las Vegas   Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Las Vegas to Celebrate 3 Millionth Wedding Tomorrow
The first recorded wedding in the city was in 1909 also on the 3rd July.

2nd July   Atlantic City  Source:
Casinos give workers big prizes to lift morale
Facing gambling's lure constantly
From 1978 to 1992 casino employees were not allowed to gamble in AC. In Las Vegas an amazing 85% of Gamblers Anonymous members work in the industry.

2nd July   Texas  Source:
Eight-liner machines face heavy odds in Texas

1st July   US  Source:'s Business Daily
Industry Snapshot: Gaming Stocks...