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July 2002
North America

31st July       Las Vegas       Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal
Mikohn Gaming shares plunge nearly 41%

31st July       Nevada       Source: Las Vegas Sun
Regulators order Nevada companies to fix slots

31st July       Las Vegas       Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
August 1st Edition of Global Gaming Business Covers Casinos from Mississippi to Macau

31st July       New Orleans & Las Vegas       Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
Harrah's Entertainment to Acquire Remaining Ownership Interest in JCC Holding Company, Owner of Harrah's New Orleans Casino

31st July       Las Vegas       Source: Las Vegas Sun
Wynn to hit road to stump for planned stock offering

31st July       Detroit        Source: Yahoo/Reuters & Las Vegas Sun/AP
MGM Mirage Signs Deal for New Casino Site
MGM Grand picks new Detroit site

30th July       Detroit        Source: Detroit News
Casino deal sweetened by $600 million - Kilpatrick plan now includes parks and recreation updates

30th July       Las Vegas        Source: Northern Light/Business Wire
Mikohn Reports Financial Results for the Second Quarter and First Half of 2002

30th July       Indiana        Source: Yahoo/Reuters Company News
Pinnacle fined $2.26 mln for casino violations
As penalty for bringing alleged prostitutes into the Beltera Casino during a golf tournament in June 2001 the property must close for 3 days.

30th July       Reno        Source: Yahoo/Reuters Company News
IGT to replace Nev. slot machines with chip glitch
The fault could prevent a machine from seizing up if a jackpot is hit. IGT will be replacing chips in some 10,000 slots over the coming months.

30th July       Indiana        Source: The Henderson Gleaner
Seven casinos OK'd for dockside gambling, while three must wait
The Indiana Gaming Commission has given the go ahead for dockside gaming to begin on Thursday. State taxes are also being graduated upwards with the top rate being 35%.

30th July       Mississippi        Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire & Boston.com/AP
Isle Of Capri Casinos, Inc. Announces Agreement To Sell Tunica, Miss. Property
Isle of Capri selling Tunica property to Boyd, closing casino

29th July       Mississippi       Source: Las Vegas Sun/AP
Biloxi celebrates 10th year of casino gambling -  Renovations fuel more growth on Mississippi coast

29th July       Las Vegas        Source: Las Vegas Sun/AP
Las Vegas judge sentences three men in casino cheating ring
The Asian gang are said to have won millions at Baccarat by marking and crimping cards.

29th July       Las Vegas        Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
Park Place Reports Financial Results for Second Quarter of 2002

29th July       Las Vegas        Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
Shuffle Master Receives GLI Approval for Spider-Man and Hollywood

29th July       Buffalo, New York        Source: Buffalo News
With area casinos delayed, few ante gambling-school tuition
Interesting look at dealer training in New York State. A bundle of statistics on course costs and expected salaries, should the Seneca Indian casinos ever open.

29th July       Colorado        Source: Denver Post
Colorado casinos continue to defy the odds, luring summer gamblers

28th July       Mississippi        Source: Biloxi Sun Herald
Decade of dockside - Good times are still rollin' at Coast casinos
Casino gambling in Mississippi celebrates its 10th anniversary on Thursday. There are now 31 casinos that employ some 33,000 with a payroll annually of almost $1 billion.

28th July       North Carolina        Source: Fayetteville Online
Video poker ban looks probable
North Carolina could follow Georgia and South Carolina that have recently outlawed video poker machines.

28th July       New Jersey        Source: The Press of Atlantic City - Joe Weinert
Hurley ends precedent-setting career on CCC - Chairman retires as longest-serving commissioner ever

28th July       Mississippi        Source: Biloxi Sun Herald
Biloxi crimes rise over past decade - Casinos may not be to blame, law officials say

28th July       Detroit        Source: Detroit News
Barden urges new casinos

27th July       Atlantic City        Source: The Press of Atlantic City
MGM says A.C. project progressing - Company intends to file for building permits in late fall

27th July       Nevada        Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal
Slot glitches roil Illinois officials - IGT, Alliance Gaming say problems shouldn't affect Nevada gamblers

27th July       U.S. Quarterly results        Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Century Casinos Announces 87% Increase in Second Quarter Earnings

27th July       Nevada & Illinois        Source: Las Vegas Sun - July 25th
Slot machine flaw could erase jackpots
More on the chip problems that have been discovered in certain IGT and Bally slots.

26th July       Seattle        Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer
One casino cashes in its chips, but another opens - Riverside employees move next door today to Grand Central

26th July       Illinois        Source: Chicago Sun Times
State idles 578 gaming machines
The Illinois Gaming Board directed IGT and Bally on June 21st to replace defective computer chips discovered by Gaming Laboratories International.

26th July       Carson City, Nevada        Source: Las Vegas Sun/AP
Nevada regulators OK private gambling salon for high rollers

26th July       Las Vegas        Source: Las Vegas Sun/AP & Las Vagas Review-Journal
Vegas casino pays $100,000 to settle nightclub sex complaints
Hard Rock settles board complaint - Fine resolves charge that company failed to stop sex acts at club

26th July       U.S. Quarterly results        Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
Penn National Gaming Reports Record Second Quarter Revenue

25th July       Las Vegas        Source: Las Vegas Sun
Slot machine flaw could erase jackpots
The Illinois Gaming Board have apparently shut down 600 machines. The Nevada Gaming Board are presently investigating the problem.

25th July       Las Vegas        Source: Las Vegas Sun & LVRJ
State regulators consider anti-monopoly measures
Casino industry lobbyist questions need of antimonopoly rule
Present regulations date back to when multi-millionaire recluse Howard Hughes went on a buying spree of Las Vegas casinos in the 1960's.

25th July       Indiana      Source: The Herald Times/AP
Riverboat casino revenue jumps 9%
Win from table games and slots on the state's 10 riverboats rose to $997.8 million in 2002, 9% up on 2001. Total admissions were 21,852,150 an average daily attendance of almost 6,000 per boat.

25th July       US Quarterly results      Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Alliance Gaming Reports 88% Increase in EPS to $1.07 for Fiscal 2002.

25th July       Las Vegas       Source: Yahoo/Reuters Business News
MGM Mirage Earnings Up

24th July       Las Vegas & Reno        Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal
Earnings increase for Station, IGT - Locals giant's executives cautious on present, optimistic for future
Anchor Gaming acquisition helps slot maker push profits

24th July       Las Vegas        Source: Las Vegas Sun
MGM MIRAGE earnings soar; beat expectations

24th July       Nebraska        Source: Las Vegas Sun/AP
Foes allege irregularities in Nebraska gambling petition

24th July       Missouri        Source: Kansas City Star
Gaming Commission sways to casinos' side
The Isle of Capri casino cut a Blackjack maximum during play from $2,000 to $1,000 simply because a player was winning $14,000. Surprisingly, the Missouri Gaming Commission can find nothing wrong with the casinos decision.

24th July       Carson City        Source: Reno Gazette Journal
Woman appeals gaming board decision
A Sacramento woman who believed she had won the $2.8 million jackpot at Reno’s Eldorado Hotel and Casino last August has gone before a State Gaming Control Board appeals hearing in Carson City.

24th July       Missouri        Source: Voice of America
Nabbing Casino Crooks
Real Audio link - http://www.voanews.com/mediastore/hackworth_casino_crooks_072402.ram
Another look at the training lab run by the Missouri Gaming Commission.

24th July       US Quarterly results        Source: Yahoo/Business Wire & PRNewswire
MGM MIRAGE Reports Record Second Quarter Results
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas Reports 2nd Quarter Revenues
Aztar Reports Second Quarter Results

23rd July       Reno & Las Vegas        Source: Las Vegas Sun
Anchor deal boosts IGT earnings
Station stock declines on weak outlook - Summerlin property planned

23rd July       New York        Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
Trump Hotels & Casino Resorts, Inc. Reports Record Second Quarter and Six Month Results

23rd July       Gaming Investments        Source: CBS Marketwatch
IGT shares slip after upside surprise

23rd July       Reno        Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
International Game Technology Reports Quarterly and Year-To-Date Financial Results
Revenue's totaled $222.4 million versus $222.7million last year. Domestic sales were 17,600 and internationally 13,700.

23rd July       Las Vegas        Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Station Casinos Announces Second Quarter EPS of $0.18 Prior to Non-Recurring Items; $0.13 After Non-Recurring Items

23rd July       Nevada        Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal
Opposition expected for antimonopoly rule
Not surprisingly, Station Casino's that presently operate 10 Las Vegas area casinos mainly catering to locals are opposed to any restrictions upon casino ownership. The Strip is dominated by just 4 companies - MGM Mirage, Park Place, Mandalay Group and Harrah's.

23rd July       Las Vegas        Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire & Las Vegas Review-Journal
Station Enters Into Agreement to Acquire Summerlin Land
Station Casinos to enter Summerlin - Owners to build their top resort

23rd July       Sparks, Nevada        Source: Reno Gazette Journal
Witness says casino heist was fast
Four armed men dressed as Ninja's  robbed the Western Village Casino in Sparks, Nevada on Saturday 21st.

22nd July       Las Vegas        Source: Las Vegas Sun
Employees remain loyal to Lady Luck after sale

22nd July       Las Vegas        Source: Las Vegas Sun
Gambler's trial postponed

22nd July       Missouri       Source: Kansas City Star/AP
Casino's first year gets mixed results
The Mark Twain Riverboat is the newest & smallest in Missouri, but in it's first fiscal year of operation still had nearly 500,000 admissions.

22nd July       Reno, Nevada       Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
Famed Chicken Ranch Brothel Honored as Nevada's 'Brothel of the Year'
The establishment is located in Pahrump, 55 miles southwest of Las Vegas. There are 33 legal licensed brothels in Nevada.

22nd July       Georgia       Source: The Macon Telegraph
Sell those confiscated machines
The Macon Telegraph's editorial ponders what to do with 620 video slots seized by the Georgia police. No mention of ebay however.

21st July       Atlantic City       Source: The Press of Atlantic City
Markets weak, gambling strong - As Wall St. crumbles, A.C. busier than ever

21st July       US Politics        Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal
Betting issue turns political - With midterm elections nearing, legislative debates over wagering's value intensify
In 2002, 7 states voters have said no to slots at racetracks and 7 more have rejected proposals to legalize casinos.

21st July       New York & Atlantic City        Source: The Miami Herald/New York Times
Frugal day-trippers test their welcome at Jersey casinos
The $11 bus ticket from New York's poorer neighbourhoods means that with a $20 casino gift many of those who make the trip each day have no intention of playing.

20th July       Las Vegas       Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal
Lanni backs up promise - MGM Mirage cites progress on diversity

20th July       Atlantic City       Source: The Press of Atlantic City - Joe Weinert
Hilton pays $25,000 to CCC for running DGE-failed slot
The Division of Gaming Enforcement failed a nickel Yahtzee slot machine in October 2000 because it recorded 16 credits when 20 coins were deposited.

20th July       Detroit      Source: Detroit Free Press - Andrew N.S.Glazer column
6-5 rule hurts blackjack odds

20th July       Iowa       Source: Des Moins Register
Casinos fined for age violations

19th July       Las Vegas      Source: Las Vegas Sun
Lady Luck sold
Isle of Capri Casinos has announced an agreement to sell the Lady Luck hotel-casino in downtown Las Vegas to AMX Nevada LLC.

19th July       Chicago      Source: Yahoo/Chicago Daily Herald
Donald Trump of Chicago behind casino

19th July       Las Vegas       Source: Las Vegas Sun & LVRJ
Hard Rock fined for allowing sex acts in public
Casino facing fine of $100,000 - Board takes dim view of lewd acts

19th July       Las Vegas        Source: Northern Light/PRNewswire
Station Casinos Orders More Acres Bonusing™; Latest $1.5 Million Order an Addition to Previous Contracts

19th July       Las Vegas        Source: Las Vegas Sun
May earnings flat for resort
Aladdin hotel-casino on the Las Vegas Strip reported a loss of $423,369 for May.

19th July       New Orleans, Louisiana        Source: Biloxi Sun Herald
Casino revenue up in La.
Total win in Louisiana state's 15 regulated casinos and slots at Delta Downs race track was $1.95 billion in the last fiscal year a rise of 8% over the previous period. The State receiving almost $400 million in taxes.

18th July       Las Vegas       Source: Las Vegas Sun
Harrah's casinos generate strong profit growth

18th July       Las Vegas       Source: Northern Light/Business Wire
More than 50 Million U.S. Adults Make Casino Gambling Entertainment Choice; Player Characteristics and Demographics Revealed in New National Survey
Harrah's have decided to spam the newswires with 9 different versions of the Press release detailing the survey's results.

18th July       Las Vegas       Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Boyd Gaming Reports Second Quarter Results

17th July       Las Vegas       Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal
Source: Offers made for resort - Aladdin sale may come by October, party says

17th July       Detroit       Source: Detroit News & Detroit Free Press
Revenue slows at Casinos
Gamblers slowed their roll in June - Casino revenues slip but overall activity is still strong
Greektown, MGM Grand and MotorCity casinos reported combined June revenues of $88.5 million. A total of $7.16 million in state taxes and nearly $8.8 million in city taxes were paid during the month.

17th July       Las Vegas       Source: Yahoo/Reuters Company News
Park Place not interested in Hollywood - source

17th July       Las Vegas       Source: Las Vegas Sun
Top Vegas executives must now vouch for numbers

17th July       Las Vegas       Source: Northern Light/Business Wire
Harrah's Entertainment Reports Second-Quarter Records In Revenues, Property EBITDA, Income From Operations, Earnings Per Share

17th July       Las Vegas       Source: Northern Light/Business Wire
Aristocrat Selected to Install OASIS At Ameristar Casinos Properties

16th July       Las Vegas        Source: Las Vegas Sun
Tropicana dealers vote to drop TWU
Dealers have voted to kick out the TWU after just 18 months and are unhappy about the contract negotiated at the Frontier that froze wages.

15th July       Las Vegas        Source: The Independent & Las Vegas Sun
Vegas resort gambles on pandas
Casino plan for panda exhibit draws fire

15th July       Denver        Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
Ten Stix, Inc., Acquires Exclusive Rights to 'Bonus 6' Poker

15th July       Mendeville, Louisiana         Source: Las Vegas Sun/AP
Building said to be birthplace of craps hit by blaze

14th July       Michigan        Source: Mlive.com
Hooked on luck Casino growth ups the ante for addiction

14th July       Reno        Source: Reno Gazette Journal
Eastern Europeans staffing area casinos
John Ascuaga’s Nugget in Sparks has 120 polish students and Harrah's Reno have 135 students from Poland, Russia, the Czech Republic and Slovakia who are on the casino payrolls for the summer on temporary working visas.

14th July       Las Vegas & China       Source: Washington Post
Casino Bets Pandas Will Be a Giant Draw  - Some Outraged at Bid to Make Endangered Pair a Las Vegas Showpiece

13th July       Atlantic City       Source: The Press of Atlantic City - July 11th
Trump pays $2.3M. for 9.8% of Riviera

13th July       Las Vegas       Source: Las Vegas Sun
Caesars Palace fires 45 dealers - Many had been working four-day weeks since 9/11

13th July       Las Vegas      Source: EuropeMedia.net
Paul-Son Gaming Announces Fourth-Quarter and Year-End Results and Schedules Stockholder Meeting

13th July       Minneapolis & Los Angeles       Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
Lakes Gaming, Inc. Announces The World Poker Tour Comes to Los Angeles

12th July       Las Vegas       Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal
May gaming revenue off slightly - Drop in midweek business blamed for statewide decline in gambling win

12th July       Chicago      Source: Chicago Sun Times
Daley won't bet on casino

12th July       Las Vegas      Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal
Horseshoe overstaffed - Most agree property's staffing problem has little to do with new union contract
Staff cuts likely for downtown - New contracts have properties scrambling
Downtown Las vegas casinos share of statewide casino win dropped to 7.2% in 2001 from 13.9% in 1988.

12th July       California & New York       Source: Forbes.com/Reuters  & Quicken.com
PayPal gets subpoena from NY Attorney General - WSJ
PayPal Is Asked for Information on Online Gambling by Spitzer

10th & 11th July       Las Vegas & Detroit       Source: Las Vegas Sun
Regulators OK private salon for MGM Grand - Caesars Palace also looking to open private gambling area
MGM MIRAGE expands gamblers' card program
The "International gaming salon" at the MGM Grand will have a live video feed to the Nevada Gaming Board. Minimum bets will be $500 on table games and slots.

12th July       Reno       Source: Reno Gazette Journal
Gaming revenue suffering
May Reno-Sparks and Tahoe gaming revenue declined substantially from 2001. The region is suffering from a post September 11th slowdown as well as increased competition from Indian gaming in California.

12th July       Dallas       Source: TheDeal.com
Hollywood Casino draws 3 suitors

11th July       Las Vegas       Source: Yahoo/Reuters Company News
Las Vegas Strip casinos tighten slot payouts
Strip casinos held onto 6.67% of all monies wagered on slots during June. This figure has been increasing since 1996 when the average win was 5.53%. Operators maintain that the reason for the increase is due to the popularity of Multi-line nickel slots.

11th July       Missouri        Source: Kansas City Business Journal
Customer numbers keep falling at KC-area casinos
Despite the fall in visitor numbers in June  for the 4 casinos in the Kansas City market the figures still make impressive reading. A win of $49 million from 911,634 admissions, an average of 30,380 per day.

11th July       Las Vegas        Source: The Nando Times/AP
Executives betting nuclear waste won't hurt gambling industry

11th July       Las Vegas & Atlantic City       Source: Yahoo/Reuters Company News
Trump takes 9.8 pct stake in Riviera Holdings

11th July       Detroit       Source: Yahoo/Reuters Company News
Ruling paves way for new Detroit casinos - analysts

11th July       Nevada       Source: Yahoo/AP
Nev. Regulators OK High Stakes Casino
Previously Nevada's law stated that gaming may only be conducted in areas that were fully accessible to the public.

10th July       Nevada       Source: Las Vegas Sun
Stock boosts pay for Station execs - Satre tops LV list
Listings of executive salaries compiled by In Business Las Vegas reveal that 5 of the top 10 highest paid executives in 2001 were from Station Casinos. Harrah's Phil Satre tops the list with a cool $7.8 million.

10th July       Indiana       Source: Las Vegas Sun
Seven Indiana casinos to offer dockside gambling - Operators must pay higher taxes

10th July       Los Angeles       Source: Yahoo/Reuters Company News
Nevada May casino revs flat in post-Sept recovery
U.S. casinos seen with better luck than hotels

10th July       Aurora, Illinois       Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Illinois Casino Employees Unite to Help the Hungry

10th July       Las Vegas       Source: Las Vegas Sun
Nevada gamblers lost less in May, mid-week casino activity still soft
Nevada casinos won $838.9 million in May, down 0.6% from 2001. Tables were off 6% and slots 2.1%.

10th July       Las Vegas       Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal
Regulators to vote on private casino application - MGM Grand seeks state's first site
The MGM Grand's application to open Nevada's first "International gaming salon" will be heard by the Gaming Control Board today.

10th July       Las Vegas       Source: Las Vegas Sun
Gaming magazine to close
Casino Journal Publishing Group sold Poker Digest to Schulman Media LLC publishers of Card Player magazine. The former will now cease publication.

10th July       Las Vegas       Source: Northern Light/PRNewswire
Wing Design Announces Release of Table Slot Game

10th July       Las Vegas       Source: Boston.com/AP & Las Vegas Review-Journal
Las Vegas union reaches strike-ending pact with last hotel-casino
Golden Gate work stoppage over - Unanimous vote at downtown property ends eight-day ordeal

10th July       Detroit       Source: Detroit Free Press & Detroit News
Casinos survive challenge - Lac Vieux tribe fails to change Detroit preferences
Judge denies tribe request on casino bids - But he concedes process was flawed
In 2001, the city's three casinos MGM Mirage Detroit, Motor City and Greektown won over $1 billion between them.

10th July       St. Louis, Missouri       Source: Yahoo/Business Wire & Biloxi Sun Herald
President Casinos, Inc. Continues Its Reorganization
President Casino added to bankruptcy
The company has announced that its  wholly-owned subsidiary, President Riverboat Casino-Mississippi, Inc., has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

10th July       Detroit        Source: The Guardian/AP
Licenses For Detroit Casinos Upheld

10th July       Las Vegas & St Charles, Missouri        Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Ameristar Casinos Seeks Candidates for Key Positions

9th July       Atlantic City        Source: The Press of Atlantic City
July Fourth pays off for A.C. casinos Revenue exceeds estimates while the expressway reports record volumes

9th July       Pennsylvania & Dallas, Texas        Source: Yahoo/Reuters Market News
Penn in talks to buy Hollywood Casino - source

9th July       Las Vegas        Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Alliance Gaming Announces Regulatory Approvals For SDS® Coupon™, SDS Ticket Cashiering™

8th July       Henderson, Nevada       Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal
Casinos hit by string of robberies - Police suspect incidents related; businesses heighten security

8th July       Las Vegas & Rhode Island       Source: Las Vegas Sun/AP
Boyd backs out of deal to build Rhode Island casino - State not likely to legalize gambling soon, company spokesman says

8th July       New York & Las Vegas        Source: Northern Light/Market News Publishing
Coinless Master Signs Licensing -  Agreement With Shuffle Master

7th July       Atlantic City        Source: The Press of Atlantic City - Joe Weinert
Sands pulls liquor ads from blackjack tables

7th July       Georgia       Source: Augusta Chronicle
Police seize video poker stash - 4,000 machines found in warehouse
Georgia General Assembly voted for a statewide ban on video poker machines in 2001. The law came into effect July 1st.

6th July       Atlantic City       Source: Las Vegas Sun
AC casino's billboards called 'offensive'

6th July       Atlantic City       Source: Yahoo/AP
Casino to Abandon Blackjack Table Ads
Sands Atlantic City will begin removing advertising for Remy Martin from table game layouts.

5th July       Las Vegas       Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal & KVBC-TV
Anger divides workers - Golden Gates' union, nonunion employees both frustrated by others' stance
Golden Gate Casino Strike Turning Ugly

4th July       Las Vegas         Source: Ananova.com
Macabre US fans besiege John Entwistle hotel
The Hard Rock casino has hundreds of Chipco $5, $25 and $100 chips that have not been issued. If they are, expect to see them very quickly on ebay.

4th July       Chicago         Source: Chicago Business
City banishes Trump banner

4th July       Scotsdale, Arizona         Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Atronic Strengthens Global Focus and Reinforces American Management Structure

4th July       US Lotteries         Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
It's Still Growing! Mega Millions Jackpot Now at an Estimated $96 Million!
Mega Millions is the new name for the Big Game lottery that began in 1996 and is presently played in 9 States. It is considerably more difficult to win the jackpot so top prizes over $100 million are likely to be a regular occurrence.
Website: www.megamillions.com

Powerball Jackpot Jumps to $22 Million
Powerball is played in 22 states and the District of Columbia. South Carolina will begin selling Powerball tickets in October.
Website: www.powerball.com

3rd July       Las Vegas         Source: Las Vegas Sun
Park Place weighs Bally's options - Expansion or new attraction likely

3rd July       Las Vegas         Source: Las Vegas Sun
Fourth of July will likely be strong for LV resorts

3rd July       Las Vegas         Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
Coast Resorts Announces Name Change
The company that operates four casinos in the Las Vegas market will now be known as Coast Casinos Inc.

3rd July       Las Vegas         Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
Harrah's Entertainment Captures Record 413 Awards in Casino Player Annual Readers Poll

3rd July       Las Vegas         Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal
Deal to sell Four Queens terminated - No reasons given for calling off agreement
Western's fortunes reverse; new five-year pact reached
Las Vegas boosts security plans - Cooperation key during Fourth of July events

3rd July       Las Vegas         Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal & Las Vegas Sun
Judge rules in case of man accused of stalking Wynn - Previous felonies can be evidence if man takes stand in own defense
DA's office can try man who says he's Wynn's brother

3rd July       Las Vegas         Source: Reno Gazette Journal/AP
Downtown Vegas casino workers picket Fremont Street

2nd July       Las Vegas         Source: Northern Light/AP
Workers at Las Vegas Hotel Strike
About 165 of the 330 unionized Golden Gate Hotel maids, bartenders and bellmen walked off their jobs on Monday.

2nd July       Las Vegas         Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal
Golden Gate workers strike - Five casinos agree on new deals; owner plans to close Western
Jackie Gaughan asks son to find way to keep Western open - Casino opened 37 years ago as bingo hall 

2nd July       Las Vegas         Source: Las Vegas Sun
Key court decision issued for gaming industry
A lawsuit against more than 60 casinos, slot machine manufacturers and cruise lines that that fist was filed in Florida way back in 1994.

2nd July       Las Vegas         Source: Las Vegas Sun
Union strikes Golden Gate; owner seeks talks
Herbst Gaming Inc. opens fifth property
Purchase agreement for Four Queens collapses

2nd July       Missouri        Source: KansasCity.com/AP
Sixth person pleads guilty in theft from St.Charles casino
Falsification of slot jackpots between January 1998 and March 2001 is alleged to be for a total of more than $2 million

2nd July       Gaming Investments        Source: Reuters
Hotel, Casino Stocks Drop on Concerns

2nd July       San Diego        Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
International Thunderbird Gaming Corporation: Update Following Annual General Meeting

2nd July       Elgin, Illinois        Source: Suberban Chicago News
Survey says residents favor more taxes on smoking, casinos

2nd July       Indiana        Source: Indianapolis Star
Casinos weighing benefits before going dockside
Indiana's Riverboats are now allowed open boarding. Top rates of tax are also rising to a maximum of 35% for the most profitable operations.

2nd July       Chicago       Source: Chicago Business
Gaming Board OKs deal
The Illinois Gaming Board has voted to allow a deal that will give investors in the Rosemont Casino project  their money back. A tender for the license will now be held.

1st July       Las Vegas       Source: Las Vegas Sun
Aladdin bankruptcy issues move closer to  resolution

1st July       Las Vegas       Source: Yahoo/Reuters Company News & Las Vegas Review Journal
Downtown Las Vegas casinos reach deals with union
Five casinos reach deals -  Unions delay calling strike as deadline expires; seven properties continue negotiations

1st July       Las Vegas       Source: CNN.com/AP
Las Vegas strike appears averted