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July 2003
North America

31st July          Reno           Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
IGT Joins With Casino Industry to Promote Responsible Gaming

31st July          Gaming Investments           Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal & Las Vegas Sun/AP
Gaming companies listen to investors' demands
Gambling companies offer dividends, listen to investor demands

31st July          Atlantic City           Source: The Press of Atlantic City
CCC to offer roving casino ban sign-ups throughout N.J.
Borgata reports its daily take at $1.6 million
1 of 5 robbery suspects arrested
The Borgata has reported an average slot win per day of $306 and for the 145 table games a win of $4,257.

30th July          Las Vegas           Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Boyd Gaming Reports Second Quarter Results And Announces Initiation of Cash Dividend

30th July          Washington           Source: The Melbourne Age
Pentagon drops plan for 'terrorism betting parlour'

30th July          Las Vegas & Atlantic City          Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
In-Depth Interview With Borgata CEO Robert Boughner Highlight of Newly Re-Imagined Casino Journal

30th July          Las Vegas          Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Argosy Gaming Company Reports Second Quarter 2003 Earnings

30th July          Las Vegas           Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal & Las Vegas Sun
Sale of riverboat company rumored - Argosy, Harrah's, Ameristar listed as possible suitors
Potential casino deals reported

30th July          Detroit          Source: Detroit News
Casino slot-changers lose their human touch - Technology makes attendants obsolete; MotorCity lays off 50

29th July          Las Vegas           Source: Las Vegas Sun
Aladdin posts $4.9 million loss
The LVS has a good photo of the Aladdin slot floor at: www.lasvegassun.com/from.ed/2003/jul/29/photos/P000060569.jpg - One can clearly see the problem!

29th July          Las Vegas           Source: Las Vegas Sun/AP & LVRJ
Las Vegas casino salons not paying off
High roller salons post low action
The 3 operating Private gaming salons at the MGM Grand, Caesars Palace & Mandalay Bay have apparently only won a combined $3.5 milion in their first 6 months of operation.

29th July          Las Vegas           Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal
Expert Opinion - Locals who share their knowledge in the national media find a following
A look at some of the personalities who are often called when the media needs help with a story on gambling.

29th July          Vancouver, B.C.           Source: Canada.com/Vancouver Sun
B.C. cities relying on slots jackpot - More B.C. municipalities are leveraging the popularity of slot machines to pay for public facilities and services

29th July          Las Vegas           Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
CDI Announces Recent Sale and Installation of CasinoCAD v4.2 to Valley View Casino

29th July          Las Vegas           Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
Mikohn Gaming Reports Second Quarter 2003 Results
The results show a significant decline in numbers for sited branded slots and table games compared with the same quarter in 2002.

29th July          Reno           Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Monarch Casino & Resort, Inc. Reports Second Quarter Record Results for Quarter Ended June 30, 2003

29th July          Atlantic City           Source: The Press of Atlantic City
Early Borgata results won’t be in - Casino not disclosing preliminary revenues as others do monthly

29th July          Atlantic City           Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
Weekend casino robberies follow similar patterns

29th July          Las Vegas           Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire & Reuters
Ameristar Reports Record Financial Results for the Second Quarter of 2003
Ameristar reports higher 2nd quarter net and sales

29th July          Las Vegas          Source: San Francisco Chronicle/Wall Street Journal
Developer's efforts to buy casino come up empty
Italian developer Fabrizio Boccardi attempts to buy a Las Vegas casino. He is partially bankrolled by the Partouch Group who are France's largest casino operator.

28th July          Las Vegas          Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal
Competition heating up - New projects by Station Casinos, Coast may boost off-Strip rivalry

28th July          Atlantic City          Source: Courier Post Online
Borgata hosts gaming industry gala
Report from the 15th annual AGA awards and dinner held this year in Atlantic City.

27th July          French Lick, Indiana          Source: Herald Times
Larry Bird supports casino in French Lick

27th July          Atlantic City          Source: Sab Fracisco Chronicle/AP
Harrah's executive Sarte inducted into Gaming Hall of Fame
Also inducted at the 15th Anniversary Dinner was singer Tom Jones.

26th July          Las Vegas          Source: Las Vegas Sun
Four Queens sale set to close

25th July          Atlantic City          Source: The Press of Atlantic City - Joe Weinert
Trump folds on plans for fourth Atlantic City casino

25th July          Mississippi          Source: The Clarion Ledger/AP
Miss. casinos report $1.37B take so far in 2003

25th July          Las Vegas          Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
IVI Oversees Construction of Wynn Las Vegas - World's Largest Private Sector Project

25th July          Las Vegas          Source: Reuters.com
Harrah's shares jump after dividend declared

25th July          Las Vegas          Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Harrah's Entertainment Declares Quarterly Cash Dividend

25th July          Las Vegas          Source: Las Vegas Sun
Castaways to get new Vestin loan

25th July          California & Las Vegas          Source: Sacramento Business Journal
Station Casinos sees profits more than double

24th July          Las Vegas          Source: Las Vegas Sun
Station Casinos to begin paying quarterly dividend
Riviera drops poison pill - Company may entertain takeover bids

24th July         Las Vegas          Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal
MGM Mirage quits trade associations

24th July          Las Vegas          Source: Yahoo/Business Wire & Las Vegas Sun
Park Place Reports Financial Results for Second Quarter 2003
Park Place revenue falls in second quarter

24th July          Pennsylvania & Delaware          Source: Yahoo/Business Wire & PRNewswire
Penn National Gaming Reports Record Second Quarter Revenue and Net Income
Dover Downs Gaming & Entertainment, Inc. Reports Results for the Second Quarter Ended June 30, 2003

24th July          Connecticut           Source: Norwich Bulletin
Casino patron claims pain following fall from chair

23rd July          Jackson, Mississippi           Source: Biloxi Sun-Herald
Mississippi regulators approve Hard Rock Hotel, Casino
The $255 million resort owned and operated by Premier Entertainment is expected to open in May 2005.

23rd July          Las Vegas & Macau, China           Source: Las Vegas Sun
Adelson details plans for new Strip in China

23rd July          Phoenix, Arizona           Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Aztar Reports Second-Quarter 2003 Results

23rd July          Las Vegas           Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
Global Cash Access Signs Contract with Foxwoods Resort Casino and 14 Other Gaming Properties

23rd July          Detroit          Source: Las Vegas Sun/AP & Detroit Free Press
Casino ordered to pay $875,000 to banned slot player
Troy woman gets $875,000 in casino case - She found token, tried to play slots, but got kicked out
A single 5 cents left in a slot tray lead to a player being evicted from the Motor City casino in Detroit.

23rd July          Atlantic City          Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
Trump Hotels & Casino Resorts, Inc. Reports 2003 Second Quarter and Six Months Results

23rd July          Carson City, Nevada          Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal
Prosecution says Desert Inn holdup not work of amateurs

23rd July          Las Vegas          Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire, Reuters & Dow Jones Business News
Station Casinos, Inc. Declares Cash Dividend
Station Casinos profit rises; declares dividend
Station Casinos 2nd-Quarter Net Soars on Gain

23rd July          Las Vegas          Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Station Casinos Announces Second Quarter Results and Provides Guidance for Remainder of 2003

22nd July          Las Vegas & Macau          Source: Yahoo/Reuters & Las Vegas Sun
U.S. gaming mogul seeks developers for Macau site
Adelson details plans for new Strip in China

22nd July          Las Vegas & Macau          Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Las Vegas Sands, Inc., Parent Company of The Venetian Las Vegas, Begins Development of a Las Vegas-Styled Strip on Cotai, Macao,

22nd July          Atlantic City          Source: Yahoo/Reuters
Harrah's says impact of rival Borgata as expected

22nd July          New Jersey          Source: The Star-Ledger
Casinos may be able to pass part of tax hike to gamblers

22nd July          Film Review          Source: World Socialist
An obsession, and not much more - Owning Mahowny, directed by Richard Kwietniowski

22nd July          Las Vegas          Source: MSN Money Central/Reuters
Harrah's Profit Slides Amid Travel Slump

22nd July          Las Vegas          Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Harrah's Entertainment Reports Second-Quarter, First-Half Results; Higher Gaming Taxes Cause Earnings to Decline

22nd July          Indiana          Source: Washington Times/UPI
Indiana casinos take in $2.1B in 12 months

21st July          Las Vegas & Mississippi           Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
Mikohn Receives Second Unrestricted Game Approval from Mississippi Gaming

21st July          Atlantic City           Source: Washington Post
Atlantic City Places Money on New Image - Casinos Refurbishing, Seeking Big Spenders

21st July          Las Vegas           Source: The Guardian
The biggest gamble of his life
An interesting look at the early career of Steve Wynn and the development of Wynn Las Vegas.

21st July          Connecticut           Source: The Norwich Bulletin
Serving gamblers' dreams - Long hours, boredom rule lives of casino bus drivers

21st July          Biloxi, Mississippi           Source: The Clarion Ledger/AP
Coast casinos competing for Vietnamese gamblers
Although only 1% of the population is Vietnamese they make up 20% of the clientele at the Grand Casino, Biloxi.

21st July          Fresno, California           Source: Fresno Bee
Casino wins all card tables - Fresno council OKs sale of last 15 to Club One

20th July          Atlantic City           Source: The Press of Atlantic City
A.C. police shoot robbery suspect - Incident happens amid scuffle outside Bally's

19th July          Miami           Source: The Miami Herald
Police seize gambling machines - Seven arrests made in city's push to clean up vice areas

19th July          Alton, Illinois           Source: The Telegraph
City weighs options if casino cuts hours

19th July          Las Vegas & Bangkok           Source: Yahoo/Reuters
Thai bath house has Web site Park Place lusts for

18th July          New York           Source: The Times Online
Granny, 93, helped Mafia betting ring

18th July          Las Vegas           Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal
Downtown casinos agree to slots at Neonopolis - Deal for entertainment complex must go before LV council

18th July          California           Source: Sacramento Bee
Slot machines seized in probe of gambling equipment sales

18th July          Biloxi, Mississippi           Source: wlox.com
Gaming Agents Focus On Casino Cheaters
New Sign Towers Over Casino Row - Casino Magic Biloxi 

18th July          New York           Source: New York Daily News/AP & Yahoo/Reuters
Judge OKs six N.Y. casinos, video slots at racetracks
Court puts N.Y. casinos in the cards
N.Y. court says casinos legal, cites dissent

17th July          Las Vegas           Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal
Park Place official denies sell-off talks - Analysts suggest assets could be shed
Travel & Tourism: Foreign visitor tally slumping
The LV Convention and Visitors Authority estimates that International visitors have dropped 30% since 2000. Britain topped the list in 2002 with a total of 290,000 visitors.

17th July          New York           Source: Las Vegas Sun
Judge upholds N.Y. casino law

17th July          Las Vegas           Source: Las Vegas Sun
Castaways exec outlines property's woes

17th July          Las Vegas           Source: Las Vegas Sun
MGM MIRAGE earnings hurt by slow economy

17th July          Reno, Nevada           Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire, Reuters & Dow Jones
MGM MIRAGE Reports Second Quarter Results
MGM Mirage profit drops, won't pay dividend
MGM Mirage's Net Slumped 47% on Increased Costs

17th July          Reno, Nevada           Source: Yahoo/Reuters & Dow Jones Business News
Int'l Game profit up as cashless slots pay off
Intl Game Tech 3rd-Quarter Net Rose 26%

17th July          Reno, Nevada          Source: PRNewswire.com
IGT Acquires Licensing Rights to Develop Star Wars™ Gaming Machine
The Star Wars machine will be previewed at the Global Gaming Expo, September 16th - 18th.

17th July          Reno, Nevada          Source: PRNewswire.com
International Game Technology Reports Record Fiscal 2003 Third Quarter and Nine-Month Results
IGT had a 4 for 1 stock split in June. Current price is $26.50 valuing the company at $9 billion.

17th July          Coventry          Source: Biloxi Sun-Herald/AP
Isle of Capri plans casino development in England

17th July          Las Vegas          Source: Las Vegas Sun
Tabish vows he will be cleared in Vegas casino owner slaying

17th July          Colorado          Source: The Denver Post
State casinos see first-ever revenue drop
Colorado's 42 casinos won $707.2 million in 2002/3 a slight decline from $707.8 million in 2001/2. Blackhawk's 21 casinos accounted for 72% of the total.

17th July          Illinois          Source: Chicago Sun-Times
New tax hike spurs 4 casinos to seek shorter hours

17th July          Gaming Investments          Source: Yahoo/Reuters
Casino, Hotel Stocks Ride High

17th July          Nevada          Source: Las Vegas Sun
Banking, casino executives get first look at new $20s
People look for security features on new bills

16th July          Memorabilia & Collecting          Source: View Neighbourhood Newspapers
Casino Keepstakes: Vintage items have value What looks like junk could be treasure

16th July          Memorabilia & Collecting          Source: View Neighbourhood Newspapers
Casino Keepstakes: Vintage items have value What looks like junk could be treasure

16th July          Coventry          Source: Financial Times
US casinos operator heads for UK

16th July          Las Vegas          Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal & Las Vegas Sun/AP
Park Place to take Caesars name
Park Place Entertainment changing name to Caesars Entertainment

15th July          Las Vegas & Atlantic City          Source: Yahoo/Reuters
Park Place says Borgata hasn't hurt business in NJ

15th July          Las Vegas          Source: Yahoo/Business Wire & Dow Jones Business News
Park Place Plans a New Name for a New Era: Caesars Entertainment, Inc.
Park Place Confirms Planned Name Change to Caesar's
Caesar's Entertainment Inc. encompasses six brands - Bally's, Paris Las Vegas, Hilton, Caesars, Grand Casinos & Flamingo.

15th July          Carson City, Nevada          Source: CNN.com & CourtTV.com
Nevada court orders new trials in casino chief's murder
Sin City's trial of the century, take two 

15th July          Detroit          Source: Detroit News
Detroit casino revenues up 4% - Monthly figures rise despite only 4 Saturdays in period

15th July          Kansas City, Missouri          Source: Kansas City Star
Gambling & Tourism: Angry gamblers taking their $1 bills elsewhere

15th July          Vancouver, B.C.          Source: Canada.com/Vancouver Sun
Supercasino sought for downtown

15th July          Mineola, New York          Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Kenilworth Granted Patent For Simulcast of Casino Table Games For Remote Wagering
The U.S Patent number is 6,575,834. Several Internet casinos already transmit live games via satellite.

15th July          Las Vegas          Source: Reuters.com
Park Place to Rename Itself Caesars
The new name for the world's largest casino operator will be Caesars Entertainment Inc.

15th July          St. Louis, Missouri          Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
President Casinos, Inc. Announces First Quarter Results

15th July          Indiana           Source: The Courier-Journal
Gambling helped build French Lick, now some say casino can revive it

14th July          Las Vegas & Wisconsin           Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Acres Gaming Receives $7.6 Million Order From Ho-Chunk Nation

14th July         Las Vegas           Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Aristocrat's Walter Stowe Named President of the Association of Gaming Equipment Manufacturers

14th July          Las Vegas           Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
Fortune Magazine Ranks Shuffle Master as One of America's 100 Fastest Growing Small Companies for Second Consecutive Year

14th July          New Orleans           Source: Wilmington Star/AP
Harrah's Casino dominates gambling N.O. market

13th July          Gaming Investments           Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal
Gambling stocks gauge outpaces S&P 500

13th July          Maryland           Source: The Star Democrat
Gambling interests spend $2.5M on lobbying effort to get slots

12th July          Lake Tahoe           Source: Nevada Appeal
24-year casino worker accused of stealing $700,000 from Harrah's

12th July          Las Vegas           Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Imperial Palace Introduces Its New 'Dealertainers'
The "Legends Pit" has deputed at the Imperial Palace and will operate Thursday to Sunday 6pm to 4am each week.

12th July          Reno           Source: Reno Gazette Journal/AP
Three charged in two separate Tahoe casino probes

12th July          Nevada - Player rights           Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal - July 6th & 10th
Disadvantaged - Casinos, police, state officials often intimidate legal patrons, lawyers say
Advantage Gambling: Official requests 'guidance' - Casinos' use of force at issue
Two articles from the LVRJ looking in depth at the treatment of players who may actually have committed no crime.

12th July          Lake Tahoe           Source: Reno Gazette Journal - 10th July
Harveys Tahoe pit boss, accomplice nabbed in embezzlement scheme
Blackjack dealer accused of ‘palming’ $700K of chips in three years
The RGJ has two stories on alleged employee theft on the same day - The total involved is over $1 million.

11th July          Reno           Source: Las Vegas Sun
IGT embroiled in 'Munsters' licensing suit

11th July          Detroit           Source: Detroit Free Press
Million-dollar casino ticket proves bogus - Exam shows cards were pieced together

11th July          Indiana           Source: Indianapolis Star
Casinos ready to roll 24 hours - State expected to OK riverboats' plans today
7 U.S. States allow casinos to stay open 24 hours. Indiana has 10 Riverboat casinos.

11th July          Nevada           Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal
State gaming revenue falls again - May results improve at end; many upbeat about later data

11th July          St. Louis, Missouri           Source: St. Louis Post Dispatch
Big jackpot lowers the take at casinos

11th July          Lake Tahoe, Nevada           Source: Reno Gazette Journal
Blackjack dealer accused of ‘palming’ $700K of chips in three years

11th July          Las Vegas           Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Aristocrat Technologies, Mikohn Gaming Mutually Terminate Joint Development, Service Agreements

11th July          Las Vegas           Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
Mikohn Expands Platform Partnerships, Mutually Terminates Agreement with Aristocrat Technologies, Inc.

11th July          London & Las Vegas           Source: Las Vegas Sun/Wire reports & The Guardian
Wynn buys rediscovered Rembrandt self-portrait for more than $11 mil.
Casino magnate's £6.9m flutter takes hidden Rembrandt to Vegas

11th July          Carson City, Nevada           Source: Las Vegas Sun
War hurt May gaming win, says official
The Nevada Gaming Control Board has reported that gaming win fell to $805.6 million in May, a decline of 3.96%.

11th July          Lake Charles, Louisiana           Source: Las Vegas Sun
LV firm obtains permit for casino resort - Pinnacle Entertainment

11th July          Las Vegas           Source: Las Vegas Sun
Coast details plans for next casino
Company planning 750-room hotel-casino at south Vegas Strip

10th July          Las Vegas           Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal
Stardust marks 45th anniversary - Casino targets retro-seeking patrons

10th July          Las Vegas           Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Gaming Standards Association Moves Forward with Toolkit to Support SAS(TM) 6.01 Protocol;

10th July          Miami           Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
New Carnival Glory Arrives at Port Canaveral July 11; Naming Ceremony Set for July 14 With Former NASA Astronaut Sally Ride

10th July          Las Vegas           Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal
Castaways faces hurdles in saving bankrupt casino - Property has failed to thrive following purchase in 2000

10th July          Las Vegas           Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Alliance Gaming Announces Series of Bally eTICKET(TM) Installations
The Borgata opened inAtlantic City with a complete casino management system from Bally Gaming.

10th July          Maryland           Source: Baltimore Sun
Gambling interests spending millions to influence Md.

9th July          Newton, Massachusetts           Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Casino City Press Releases Summer 2003 Gaming Business Directory
Website: www.GBDonline.com

9th July          Clark County, Nevada           Source: Las Vegas Sun
3 gaming companies face new shareholder lawsuits

9th July          Las Vegas           Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire & Reuters.com
Acres Gaming Incorporated Announces Filing of Stockholder Lawsuit Against Merger With IGT
Acres Gaming says class-action suit filed vs. co.
Acres recently announced that IGT would be buying the company for $11.50 per share or roughly $130 million.

8th July          London & San Francisco           Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
WagerWorks Introduces The Price Is Right™ Online
This could quite possibly be the first Internationaly syndicated TV game theme to be incorporated into an Internet casino. 

8th July          Detroit           Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal/AP
Casinos not helping Detroit, critics say - Proponents argue they help keep money, jobs in state

8th July          Atlantic City           Source: Yahoo/Reuters
Boyd says pleased with Atlantic City casino open

8th July          Iowa           Source: Des Moins Register
Iowa casinos hit the jackpot
Iowa's Riverboat casinos won $980 from 19.2 million addmissions, a loss per visit of $51. Average daily casino attendance statewide being 52,602.

8th July          Detroit & California           Source: Las Vegas Sun/AP
Three years later, Detroit casinos offer mixed bag
Detroit casino figure to finance Barstow project

7th July          Las Vegas           Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Global Gaming Business to Debut Global Gaming Weekly, the Casino Gaming Industry's Most Comprehensive Newsletter
Global Gaming Business will become a monthly hardcopy publication from the July 2003 issue.

7th July          Sacramento, California           Source: Sacramento Business Journal
Labor union sets sights on new casino workers

7th July          Atlantic City           Source: The Press of Atlantic City
Holiday weekend finds most raving about the Borgata

7th July          Nevada           Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal
Worth their weight? - Many 2002 pay increases for Nevada corporate bosses linked to strong profit jumps

6th July          Atlantic City           Source: Newsday.com/AP
Atlantic City's newest attraction closed to children

6th July          Las Vegas           Source: Las Vegas Sun/AP
Lawyers: Casinos, regulators intimidate legal gamblers
A must read story about a gambler who took advantage of $1 slots paying out as $100 machines at the opening of the Summerlin Resort 4 years ago.

6th July          New York           Source: New York Post
Catskill casino plan - it's war - Trump, Atlantic City could lose big
Interesting article of the political maneuvers and tribal deals that may or may not lead to casinos in the Catskills.

5th July          Reno           Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal/AP
Revisiting the Reno casino boom a quarter century later

4th July          Albany, New York           Source: The Saratogan
Pataki appealing ruling on gambling

4th July          Atlantic City           Source: The Press of Atlantic City
‘It reminds me of Las Vegas,’ new Borgata customers say
Hi-tech gaming woos players Casino counts on coinless slots, latest technology to pull in business

4th July          Atlantic City           Source: Las Vegas Sun/AP
Sound of silence: Coinless slots draw mixed reviews - It's so quiet, it's eerie.
The Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa opened with 3,650 coinless TITO slots. 100%of the slot floor.

4th July          Atlantic City           Source: Delaware News Journal/AP
New Atlantic City casino has sexy side

4th July          Atlantic City           Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal
Success may prompt expansion of Borgata - Co-owners may develop nearby tract

4th July          Las Vegas           Source: Las Vegas Sun
New owner to retain United Coin employees - Alliance selling unit to Montana slot route operator

3rd July          Atlantic City           Source: Las Vegas Sun/AP & LVRJ
Borgata opens, resort aims for hipper, younger crowd
Borgata opens doors - Long-awaited Atlantic City project debuts

3rd July          Atlantic City           Source: The Press of Atlantic City
Borgata arrives - Dice roll at Atlantic City's newest casino
Employees have it sweet - Casino went extra mile to offer pleasant environment, workers say
Heading to the Borgata? Just follow the signs

3rd July          Atlantic City           Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa Opens in Atlantic City - First New Hotel Casino in Atlantic City in 13 Years Opens for Business
The 50/50 partnership between Boyd Gaming and MGM Mirage opened at midnight. The gaming floor has 145 tables & 3,650 coinless slots. Website: www.theborgata.com

3rd July          Atlantic City           Source: The Press of Atlantic City - Joe Weinert
A.C. casino win sets June record - Citywide gross gambling revenue up 2.6%
Table game win increased 7.2%, to $97.5 million and slots 1.2% to $285 million.

3rd July          Las Vegas           Source: Las Vegas Sun
License OK'd for Four Queens buyer

3rd July          Las Vegas           Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal - Jeff Simpson
Alliance Gaming plans trio of sales transactions
Control Board OKs Four Queens deal

3rd July         Mississippi           Source: Biloxi Sun-Herald
Casinos cruise through with little damage - Gambling resorts stayed open during storm

2nd July         Atlantic City           Source: Las Vegas Sun/AP
New taxes mean AC casinos, gamblers will pay more
Wee-hours opening planned at newest AC casino resort
The Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa was scheduled to open it's doors for the first time at 3am, 3rd July.

2nd July         Las Vegas           Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire/Reuters.com
Alliance Gaming Announces Definitive Agreements for Significant Divestitures of Non-Core Assets
Alliance Gaming to shed units, sees charges
United Coin Machine Co, Bally Wulff in Germany & Video Services Inc. are all being put on the market tin order for Alliance to concentrate on core operations.

2nd July         Montreal, Quebec           Source: Toronto Globe & Mail
Loanshark probe gets Montreal casino worker fired

2nd July         New Jersey           Source: Yahoo/Reuters
New Jersey budget hikes casino taxes $90 mln

2nd July         Las Vegas           Source: Global Gaming Expo
Larry King moderates State of the Industry

1st July         Las Vegas           Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Gaming Standards Association Releases New Version of Its SAS™ Gaming Machine Protocol

1st July         Trenton, New Jersey           Source: Philadelphia Inquirer/AP
N.J. Assembly OKs casino tax; budget debate continues

1st July         Trenton, New Jersey           Source: cbs11TV.com & cwax.com/Channel 3 News
Government Shutdown Could Close Atlantic City Casinos
New Jersey avoids government shutdown