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North America

31st July         Atlantic City           ABC News/AP
Trump's Casinos Don't Match TV Success

31st July         Detroit           Yahoo/Market Wire
MotorCity Casino Ups the Ante and Bets on Technology
Wager Account Transfer is the general name for IGT subsidiary Acres Gaming's Coinless Transit(TM) system that is presently being installed at the Greektown Casino

31st July         Bell Gardens, California           Yahoo/PRNewswire
The Bicycle Casino's Renowned 'Legends of Poker' Tournament - Record Numbers Hit the Poker Tables!
 

30th July         Niagara Falls           Buffalo Business Journal
Early returns positive for N.F., Ont. casinos

30th July        Las Vegas           Las Vegas Review-Journal
Trump unveils Strip tower plan
NORM: Is Las Vegas big enough for two?
The Trump International Hotel and Tower will be 645 feet tall but located on just 3.5 acres.

30th July         Las Vegas           Las Vegas Sun
Trump in new LV condo deal - Announcement comes as losses at Trump casino company widen

30th July         Chicago           Yahoo/Reuters
Illinois gaming license heading for showdown

30th July         Austin, Texas           Yahoo/AP
Multimedia Games' Stock Plunges

30th July         Austin, Texas           Yahoo/Business Wire
Multimedia Games Reports Third Quarter Net Income of $9.8 Million, EBITDA of $23.0 Million, and Diluted EPS of $0.32
 

29th July         Mississippi & Las Vegas          Business Wire
Mikohn's Garfield Slot Game Approved by Mississippi Gaming; Ticketless Technology Beta Testing to Begin

29th July         Alton, Illinois           Yahoo/PRNewswire
Argosy Gaming Company Reports Higher Second Quarter 2004 Earnings

29th July         Las Vegas           Yahoo/The Deal
States zero in on Harrah's-Caesars

29th July         Las Vegas           Las Vegas Review-Journal
MGM-Mandalay merger hits snag - 'Second request' could delay $7.9 billion deal up to 10 months

29th July         Detroit           Detroit Free Press
Detroit casinos meet some expectations 5 years after opening
Whether casinos have been good for Detroit very much depends upon who you talk to!.

29th July         Las Vegas           PRNewswire
The Majestic Star Casino, LLC Announces Second Quarter 2004 Results
 

29th July         U.S. Poker           MSNBC Travel
Wheeling and Dealing on Your Next Vacation

29th July         Colorado Springs, Colorado           Yahoo/PRNewswire
Century Casinos Announces Second Quarter Earnings

29th July         Atlantic City           Yahoo/Reuters
Trump Hotels loss widens, debt talks continue

29th July         New York           Yahoo/Business Wire
Trump Hotels & Casino Resorts Reports 2004 Second Quarter and Six Months Results

29th July         Las Vegas           Yahoo/PRNewswire
Boyd Gaming Reports Second Quarter Results
 

28th July         U.S.           Las Vegas Sun - Liz Benston
Regional casinos may face tougher rivals with mergers

28th July         Winnepeg, Manitoba           Canoe Network
Buyouts offered to casino workers - Manitoba Lotteries cites smoking ban

28th July         Las Vegas           Yahoo/PRNewswire & Reuters
Ameristar Casinos' Second Quarter Financial Results Show Continued Growth
Ameristar profit misses target, stock down 20 pct

28th July         Talahassee, Florida          Sun-Sentinel
Slot machine backers push for amendment
The latest push to legalise non-indian casino gaming in Florida is for slots at at racetracks and jai-alai frontons in just Broward and Miami-Dade counties.

28th July         Ontario           Hotel & Motel Management
Casino veteran Lewin named President of Niagara Casinos

28th July         Las Vegas           Las Vegas Review-Journal
Gaming operators more likely to bet on Las Vegas - Expanding to other areas proving to be much riskier
 

27th July         Las Vegas           Las Vegas Sun
'Slots for Tots' slammed
Dennis Conrad's of Raving Consulting doing his annual "Hall of Shame" presentation during the Casino Marketing 2004 conference.

27th July         Las Vegas           The Street, Yahoo/Reuters & AP
Feds Eye MGM Mirage-Mandalay Union
MGM, Mandalay Say FTC Wants More Info
FTC Requests More Details on MGM-Mandalay

27th July         Las Vegas           Business Week
Harrah's Pit Boss on the Caesars Deal
The Harrah's Pitboss is CEO Gary Loveman. Business Week has a brief Q & A session.

27th July         Colorado & Alberta, Canada           Yahoo/PRNewswire
Century Casinos Reports on Progress With the Celebrations Casino and Hotel Project in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
 

26th July         Las Vegas           Las Vegas Sun - Liz Benston
Heightened terrorism fears aren't slowing down casinos

26th July         Las Vegas & Macau           Alliance Gaming - Press release
Alliance Gaming Announces Contract With Galaxy Macau for New MindPlay Baccarat Table Technology
An interesting development given the scam that was recently discovered on the Baccarat tables of the Sands Macau.

26th July         Las Vegas           Mikohn Gaming - Press release
Mikohn Launches Texas Hold 'Em Bonus Poker Table Game

26th July         Las Vegas           Business Week
Little Guys With Big Plans For Vegas

26th July         U.S.           USA Today
Slots prove lucky for many states

26th July         Las Vegas           Time Magazine - Travel section
Lovin' Las Vegas
A look at how Las Vegas casinos and the city itself have incorporated sex into the product mix.

26th July         London & Las Vegas           Daily Telegraph
Las Vegas risks £19 milion to stage mini Phantom
- www.thephantomoftheopera.com

26th July         Las Vegas           Reuters.com
Casino Profits Show Las Vegas Not Slowing
 

25th July         Nevada           Las Vegas Review-Journal
Keeping with the (big) fishes - Small casino operators hardly feel doomed by looming megamergers

25th July         Las Vegas           Las Vegas Review-Journal
NORM: Look for a gay casino near you

25th July         Las Vegas           Las Vegas Sun/AP - Adam Goldman
'The Phantom of the Opera' - latest Broadway show to play Las Vegas

25th July         Indiana           Indianapolis Star
Money woes could rock Trump's boat - Casino viewed as safe bet; Donald on shakier ground
Against all odds, pair fought gambling

25th July         Book Review           Palm Beach Post
Book Review: 'Loaded Dice'

25th July         Tallahassese          Sun-Sentinel/AP
Slots issue wins spot on November ballot
 

24th July         Tallahassee, Florida           Miami Herald/AP
Slots proposal for Florida fall ballot hits signature threshold

24th July         Central City, Colorado           USA Today
Colorado town bets big on road to gambling riches
 

23rd July         Massachusetts          Harvard Crimson
Former Prof Atop Casino World
A look at Harrah's CEO Gary Loveman's former academic career at Harvard Business School.

23rd July         Reno           Las Vegas Review-Journal
IGT keeps rolling - Quarterly profits jump 36 percent for slot maker

23rd July         Las Vegas & Darwin           Yahoo/PRNewswire
MGM MIRAGE Completes Sale of Darwin Hotel and Casino

23rd July         Atlantic City           Delaware Online/AP
Casinos face fines for letting man bet
Atlantic City's casinos have a total of 239 names of those who have requested a self ban.

23rd July         Silver Spring, Maryland           Yahoo/PRNewswire
Come Out and Experience the Excitement of the World Poker Tour as Travel Channel Begins Filming Season Three
 

22nd July         Las Vegas          Las Vegas Review-Journal
Harrah's began with bingo parlor in Reno
Caesars earns niche in gaming pantheon
MEGAMERGER: A contrast in cultures
The LVR-J has a 3 part look at the colourful but very different histories of Harrah's and Ceasar's.

22nd July         Reno & Las Vegas           Yahoo/Reuters
Caesars profit up as Vegas strong, sells hotel
IGT profit up 36 pct, sees 15 pct growth

22nd July         Las Vegas           Yahoo/Business Wire
Caesars Entertainment Reports Financial Results for Second Quarter of 2004

22nd July         Reno           Yahoo/PRNewswire
International Game Technology Reports Record Third Quarter Fiscal Year 2004 Results

22nd July         Las Vegas          Las Vegas Review-Journal
Hard Rock considers addition of 2,000 rooms, tribal casino

22nd July         Las Vegas          San Francisco Chronicle/AP & BBC.co.uk
Aladdin casino could extend welcome to Linda Ronstadt after all
Ronstadt casino ban may be lifted

22nd July         Phoenix, Arizona          Yahoo/PRNewswire & Reuters
Aztar Reports Second-Quarter 2004 Results
Aztar profit hurt by competition, construction

22nd July         Niagara Falls, New York          WGRZ.com Buffalo
One Thousand People Show Up For Jobs at Seneca Niagara Casino

22nd July         Las Vegas          Business Wire
CAESARS: A&E Network to Produce a New Real-Life Series at the World's Most Famous Casino Resort

22nd July         Las Vegas          Las Vegas Sun
Herbst expanding with Midwest riverboat deal
 

21st July         Las Vegas          The Mercury News/AP
Harrah's profit jumps on higher gambling revenue

21st July         Yahoo/PRNewswire
Harrah's Entertainment Reports Record Results for 2004 Second Quarter

21st July         Las Vegas          The Mercury News/AP
Harrah's profit jumps on higher gambling revenue

21st July         Las Vegas          Yahoo/Reuters & Forbes/AP
MGM Mirage Profit Nearly Doubles
MGM Mirage's 2Q Profit Nearly Doubles

21st July         Indiana          Northwest Indiana Times
Shooter craps out Horseshoe for $5 million - High-roller puts Hammond boat behind others in region
One customer apparently won over $5 million playing craps at the Horseshoe Casino in June.

21st July         Indiana & Atlantic City          Yahoo/PRNewswire
Trump 'Hired' to Develop Southern Indiana Casino
Out of 3 bids the Indiana Gaming Commission has accepted Trump Hotels & Casino Resorts, construction to begin later this year with a projected opening date in early 2006.

21st July         French Lick, Indiana          CNN.com/AP
Trump wins nod for casino

21st July         New Orleans, Louisiana          Houma Today/AP
Gamblers lose $2.1 billion in year in Louisiana casinos
 

20th July         San Francisco Chronicle
Rolling the big dice

20th July          Las Vegas Review-Journal
Harrah's has an out in merger - Company could exit Caesars deal if it deems divestitures damaging

20th July         Atlantic City          Yahoo/PRNewswire
Global Gaming Business Magazine to Present Second Gaming and Technology Awards at 6th Annual Gaming and Technology Conference

20th July         Las Vegas          Las Vegas Review-Journal & MichaelMoore.com
Aladdin officials defend eviction of singer after political comments
Open Letter to Bill Timmins, President Aladdin Casino and Hotel
Amazing story given that it was Linda Ronstadt's organisation taking the financial risk on ticket sales for the show and not the Aladdin.

20th July         Las Vegas          Las Vegas Review-Journal
Poll finds more visitors growing leery of LV

20th July         U.S.           NBC San Diego 
Poker Craze - 80 Million American Playing Game

20th July         Las Vegas           MSNBC.com/Reuters
Casino gives Ronstadt the boot - Singer sparked near-riot by praising Moore’s film

20th July        French Lick, Indiana           Indianapolis Star
Finalists pitch casino plans - Gaming Commission could grant license in Orange County today

20th July         Colorado           The Denver Post
Casinos log modest rebound
 

19th July          Reno          Yahoo/Reuters
IGT shares down, fear of casino merger effect seen

19th July          Las Vegas Sun
Caesars CEO in line for $17 million merger bonus

19th July          Las Vegas Review-Journal
GAMING INDUSTRY: Betting on a monopoly
A look at the market share percentages that will result from the Harrah's/Caesars and MGM Mirage/Mandalay mergers - should either be completed.

19th July          Buffalo News/LA Times
Harrah's and MGM differ in strategy

19th July         Washington, D.C.           NBC4.com
Group Opposing Gambling Says Petitions Are Frauds

19th July         West Virginia           The State/Philadelphia Inquirer
For gambling town residents, 'racinos' have been beneficial

19th July         Canada           Press World
Casinos CA - Casinos In Canada
Indian Casinos
- www.casinosca.ca & www.casinosca.com A listing of all the casinos in Canada and California.

19th July         Las Vegas           Time Magazine
It's Vegas, Baby!
Poker's New Face
Time Magazine's cover and main feature this week is Las Vegas and a look at Poker playing film star Ben Affleck.
 

18th July          Mississippi         Biloxi Sun Herald
Mega-merger could herald changes for Mississippi market
Isle eyes Harrah's, Caesars - Signals interest in sites divested as part of merger

18th July          Las Vegas Review-Journal
'Another level' of gaming - Analysts say possibilities for Harrah's could be endless
The LVR-J also has an excellent graphic of the two companies properties.
www.reviewjournal.com/lvrj_home/2004/Jul-17-Sat-2004/photos/business.jpg

18th July         Detroit, Michigan          Philadelphia Inquirer
Detroit shows the gamble casinos can be

18th July         Harrisburg, Pennsylvania          ZENIT News Agency
Higher Stakes: Legal Gambling Grows - But Communities Count the Social Cost
A look at expanded gambling in the U.S.from a Catholic perspective.

18th July         New Orleans          Biloxi Sun-Herald
New Orleans City Council sues Harrah's over development 'delay'
 
 

17th July          Forbes.com
Harrah's Offers Deal to Caesars' Holders
Caeasars shareholders should they agree to the Harrah's deal will get $17.75 a share in cash or 0.3247 of 1 Harrah' share.

17th July         New Jersey          CBS New York
Out of luck: Man who misses sentencing while gambling in Vegas finally draws 15-year term

17th July         Atlantic City          Las Vegas Sun/NYT
Casinos work to thwart counterfeiters

17th July         Las Vegas          Las Vegas Sun
Man charged with allegedly passing fake casino chips
 



16th July          Las Vegas Review-Journal
Caesars employees greet merger with fear, excitement

16th July          Mississippi          Biloxi Sun-Herald
Harrah's rising - Company would own 7 state casinos

16th July          Boston Herald
Harvard prof wins big in casinos, rolls again
Harrah's CEO Gary Loveman is a former Harvard Business School assistant professor and was chosen by Chairman Phil Satre to replace him in 1998.

16th July          California          San Diego Union-Tribune
Merger could bring 2 more casinos into S.D. County

16th July          Las Vegas Sun
Professor: Deals will boost casinos' clout
Comments from Professor Bill Thompson at UNLV.

16th July          USA Today
Latest Vegas marriage: Harrah's, Caesars tie knot

16th July          Forbes.com/AP
Harrah's-Caesars Deal Boosts Cos.' Power



 

16th July         Las Vegas          Las Vegas Review-Journal & CNN/AP
Monorail opens on the Strip to rave reviews
Monorail opens in Las Vegas after months of delays
- www.lvmonorail.com

16th July          Las Vegas          Reno Gazette-Journal/AP
Vegas monorail up and running after delays
The long delayed Las Vegas Monorail opened to the public on the 15th. A one-way fair costs $3 and a day ticket $10.

16th July          Carson City, Nevada          Las Vegas Review-Journal
Regulators OK casino takeover - Control board grants approval to purchase of Gold Rush, Magic Star

16th July          Las Vegas          Las Vegas Review-Journal
JANE ANN MORRISON: New gaming comissioner, Wynn need to address potential for conflict - Interesting story!.
 



Harrah's - Caesars merger
A press conference was called at 6am PST/ 9am EST on the 15th July
http://investor.harrahs.com/MediaRegister.cfm?MediaID=12632
To listen to the 45 minute programme a short registration must be completed.

15th July          Yahoo/PRNewswire
Harrah's Entertainment to Acquire Caesars Entertainment, Create World's Largest Distributor of Casino Entertainment
The official Harrah's release confirming newspaper and wire reports. The deal values Caesars at $16.96. a share and is worth approximately $9.44 billion in total.
http://investor.harrahs.com/news/20040715-139189.cfm
http://investor.harrahs.com/MediaRegister.cfm?MediaID=12632 - Conference call.
 

15th July          Las Vegas Review-Journal
MERGER AGREEMENT: Caesars accepts  buyout offer

15th July          Las Vegas Sun - Liz Benston
Harrah's, Caesars ink deal - Move creates world's largest casino company

15th July          Canada.com/AP - Adam Goldman
High rollers: Harrah's agrees to acquire Caesars for more than US$5 billion

15th July          MSNBC.com 
Harrah's agrees to buy Caesars for $5.2 billion
MSNBC has an interview with Harrah's CEO Gary Loveman following on from this morning's conference call.

15th July          Las Vegas Sun - Liz Benston
Casino merger approved by boards
In depth article with several interviews and comments on the proposed merger.

15th July          Yahoo/Reuters
UPDATE: Harrah's to buy casino rival Caesars for $5.2 billion
Gives more details on the financial aspects of the proposed merger.

15th July          FT.com
Harrah's set for $10bn Caesars bid
Harrah's near $10bn deal to buy Caesars

15th July          Yahoo/AP - Adam Goldman
Harrah's to Buy Caesars
The price appears to be around $17 per share. Circa $5 billion in stock and the assumption of over $4 billion in Caesars Entertainment debt.

15th July          CBS Marketwatch
Harrah's to buy Caesars for $9.5 billion - Merger would create world's largest gaming company

15th July          Yahoo/Reuters
Harrah's Near Deal to Buy Caesars



 

15th July          Carson City, Nevada          Las Vegas Sun
Venetian contest rigger lectured by regulators

15th July          Las Vegas          Las Vegas Sun
Monorail finally ready - Ceremonial ride inaugurates much-anticipated system
- www.lvmonorail.com
 


14th July          Las Vegas Sun
Harrah's looking at Caesars - Proposed deal draws mixed reaction from analysts
- www.harrahs.com & www.caesars.com

14th July          Las Vegas Review-Journal
Harrah's courts Caesars - Merger of two gaming companies would eclipse proposed MGM Mirage-Mandalay deal

14th July          Yahoo/AP & Reuters
Source: Harrah's in Talks to Buy Caesars
Harrah's Near Deal to Buy Caesars

14th July          San Francisco Chronicle/AP
Caesars' shares surge on report of looming acquisition by Harrah's

14th July          Bloomberg/Wall Street Journal & Yahoo/Reuters
Harrah's Near Agreement to Buy Caesars Entertainment, WSJ Says
Harrah's near deal to buy gambling rival Caesars-WSJ
If the story is true the deal would be bigger than the Mandalay - MGM Merger announced back in June.



 

14th July          Las Vegas          Las Vegas Sun
Station Casinos profit jumps 41 percent
Bomb scare closes Strip for two hours

14th July          Las Vegas          Yahoo/Business Wire
Station Casinos Announces Record Second Quarter Results and Declares Dividend

14th July          Atlantic City          Newsday/AP
Color of money: Casinos get primer on new $50 bills
Information about the new $50 bill can be found at:  - www.moneyfactory.com/newmoney

14th July          Las Vegas & Colorado          Las Vegas Sun
Fitzgeralds owner to sell Colorado casino
 

13th July          Las Vegas          Las Vegas Sun & LVR-J
Adelson marketing credit line to finance new resort
New LV Sands resort to cost $1.6 billion

13th July          Detroit          Crain's Detroit Business
Casino revenues up for June, but Greektown down $400K over June 2003

13th July          Edmonton, Canada          Canada.com/National Post & My Telus/CBC
Casino robbers open fire when winning baccarat gambler hangs on to purse
Two shot in robbery outside Edmonton casino

13th July          Las Vegas & Hong Kong          Hong Kong Standard
Casino debt suit over for lawmaker
A lawsuit in the Hong Kong courts involving funds owed to the Desert Inn dating back to 1995 has now been settled.

13th July          Halifax, Nova Scotia          Canoe.ca/CP
N.S. gaming corporation produces less profit for province

13th July          Ohio          Cincinnati Enquirer - Columnist opinion
Slots at tracks a sucker's bet

13th July          Colorado          The Denver Post & PRNewswire
Majestic Star to sell casino to Legends
Majestic Star Enters Into Agreement for the Sale of Black Hawk, Colorado Casino
- www.majesticstar.com No website found for Legends Gaming.

13th July          California & Las Vegas          PRNewswire
QPI'S PhotoMotion Images™ Headline in Las Vegas
2.7 seconds is apparently all you get when customers are contemplating an impulse purchase.
 

12th July          Canada         The Financial Post
'Easter egg' cheats cracking casinos?
An interesting story from Canada but with a number of absurd statements. "A terrorist in the know could conceivably fund operations by cheating slot machines and leave behind no money trail".
Related link: http://abclocal.go.com/wls/features/IT_071100_CasinoLosses.html

12th July          Washington         WUSATV9.com 
Slots Opponent Alleges Pro Gambling Group Misconduct

12th July          Cincinnati, Ohio         Cincinnati Enquirer
Riverfront casino still a sucker bet
Con: Do the math: Casinos hurt us

12th July          Clinton, Iowa         Quad City Times
Riverboat casino still cruising
 

11th July          Biloxi, Mississippi         Biloxi Sun-Herald
Reviving Biloxi's Magic
Profile of Terry Schneider, who at 40 is the new GM of Pinnacle Entertainment's Casino Magic Biloxi.
 

10th July          Las Vegas & Boston         The Art Newspaper
Casino loan earns Boston unwelcome attention
The Boston Museum of Fine Arts has 21 of its 36 Monets on exhibition at the commercial Bellagio Gallery of Fine Arts.

10th July          Indiana           Indianapolis Star
Company buys out French partner for casino

10th July          Carson City           Las Vegas Review-Journal
State gaming revenue on a roll - May becomes fourth consecutive month of double-digit gains

10th July          Australia & New York           News.com.au
10 rules for success according to The Donald

10th July          Reno           Reno Gazette-Journal
Two Northern Nevada casino operators among fastest growing U.S. companies
 

10th July         Carson City, Nevada           Las Vegas Sun & Las Vegas Review-Journal
Nevada gaming win again up
Table game win was $306.9 million a 13.6% increase and lots won $592.4 million, up 12.2%.

10th July          Nevada           Yahoo/Reuters & KVBC.com/AP
Nevada casino revenue up 12.7 percent in May
Nevada Casinos Win $908.2 Million in May

10th July          French Lick, Indiana           The Houston Chronicle/AP
Trump, Bird vying for Indiana casino rights

10th July          Vancouver           Yahoo/PRNewswire
Las Vegas introduces www.Zerorake.com, the Internet's first "Rake-Free" card room in the booming on-line poker world
The company is Las Vegas from Home.  - www.lvfh.com

10th July          Las Vegas           Las Vegas Review-Journal
Wynn increases offer to buy Las Vegas Country Club to $52.5 million
It has been suggested that Steve Wynn is actually more interested in the water rights than the course.

10th July          Las Vegas           HamptonRoads.com
Suit charges feces ruined Vegas honeymoon
 

9th July          Nevada           Lahontan Valley News
Casino changes name after action by gaming giant

9th July          Las Vegas           Las Vegas Sun
Man jailed in casino credit scam

9th July          Las Vegas           Las Vegas Business Press
Gaming: Gaming companies are looking to feast in the East

9th July          Las Vegas & New York           Las Vegas Business Press
Goodman pitches to New York investors and bankers

9th July          Missouri           St. Louis Today
Upping the ante on Mo. gambling

9th July          Brownsville, Texas           Brownsville Herald
Police promise to continue closing video casinos

9th July          Las Vegas & Wall Street           Yahoo/Reuters
Las Vegas may be cooling, Wall Street worries
 

8th July          Las Vegas           Cardweb.com
MGM Mirage Visa
In August MGM Mirage will become the third U.S. casino operator to offer customers their own Credit Card.

8th July          Richmond, B.C.           Seattle Post-Intelligencer/AP
Canadians buy casinos in state - Vancouver-area company spending up to $5.4 million

8th July          Minnesota           Minneapoils Star-Tribune
Minnesota's Indian casinos had third-highest take in U.S.

8th July          Shreveport, Louisiana           News-Journal.com
Police believe Liberty City couple went to casino to die

8th July          Reno           Reno Gazette Journal
Old Reno Casino’s license to get new life - Owners betting on Sparks venture

8th July          New York           Newsday/AP
Answers about casino gambling in wake of court ruling

8th July          New York           The Journal News
New table game combines blackjack and poker
POJACK is the name of the game.  - www.pojack.com

8th July          Indiana           Indianapolis Star
Company buys majority stake in casino project
French Group Tranchant have sold their stake in the consortium bidding on a casino licence in Orange County, Indiana.
 
 

7th July          Los Angeles           Detroit Free Press
Free Press gaming columnist, 48, dies of blood clot
The Detroit Free Press reports that Andrew N.S. Glazer who authored a number of books on gambling and was a well know syndicated columist died Sunday in Los Angeles.
- www.casinoselfdefense.com

7th July          Las Vegas           Las Vegas Review-Journal
Green Valley Ranch official found dead - Michael Tata featured in 'American Casino'

7th July          Las Vegas           Yahoo/AFP
Las Vegas casinos keep close eye on gamblers, potential terrorists
I am not sure if the article is a warning or an invitation ?  Ian.

7th July          Richmond, B.C.           Canada.com/CP
Great Canadian Gaming Corp. paying US$5.4M for U.S. gambling properties

7th July          Las Vegas           MSNBC.com/AP
Las Vegas' new monorail makes opening bid
Website: www.lvmonorail.com

7th July          Las Vegas           Las Vegas Sun - Liz Benston & LVR-J
Country club board rejects Wynn offer
Country club board rejects buyout offer from Wynn

7th July          Arizona           Arizona Republic
Casinos hear ka-ching

7th July          Shreveport, Louisiana         Houston Chronicle/AP
Two bodies found in Hollywood Casino room

7th July          Las Vegas           CBS Marketwatch
Alliance Gaming CEO's salary is $980,000

7th July          Philadelphia           ABC News/AP
Pa. Lawmakers May Own Gambling Shares

7th July          Detroit, Michigan           ABC News/AP & Detroit News
Michigan Senate Passes Casino Tax Hike
Casinos condemn tax hike - Plan would cut jobs, affect size, scale of new halls, they say
The Michigan Senate has voted to increase gaming taxes at Detroit's 3 casinos to 24% from 18%.

7th July          Las Vegas & London           Yahoo/PRNewswire
VendingData™ Corporation Delivers 60 Deck Checkers™ to TCSJOHNHUXLEY for International Distribution

7th July          Pennsylvania           Daily Racing Form
Slots bill could rearrange gaming landscape in East
 

6th July          Las Vegas           USA Today
Suspect in AOL theft makes conflicting impressions

6th July          Bensalem, Pennsylvania           Daily Local/AP
Slots bill signed
 

5th July          Pennsylvania           ABC News/AP
Governor OKs gambling bill for Pennsylvania
 
State of Pennsylvania website
GOVERNOR RENDELL CONGRATULATES SENATE ON BIPARTISAN VOTE TO PERMIT LIMITED GAMING IN PA
GOVERNOR RENDELL CHEERS PASSAGE OF EXPANDED GAMING; CREATION OF PROPERTY TAX RELIEF FUND
Slot manufacturers and Racetrack owners have certainly hit the jackpot. Pennsylvania is now poised to have some 61,000 slots at 14 separate locations.

5th July          Las Vegas           Las Vegas Review-Journal
NEVADAN AT WORK: SUSIE McMULLAN - Slot manager, The Venetian
INSIDE GAMING: What will Adelson do with $5 billion?

5th July          Niagara falls, N.Y.           The Buffalo News
Life as casino dealer is sure bet for ex-cruise ship entertainer

5th July          Pennsylvania           Stockhouse Canad/PRNewswire
Magna Entertainment Corp. announces the passage of alternative gaming legislation in Pennsylvania

5th July          Harrisburg, PA           CNN.com/AP
Pennsylvania OKs slot machines - Slots for tax relief was centerpiece of governor's election

5th July          Las Vegas           Yahoo/PRNewswire
75-Cent Bet Pays $4.9 Million at Gold Coast in Las Vegas
 

4th July          U.S. - Gaming Investments           Las Vegas Review-Journal
Recovery lifts casino profits - Second-quarter profits for Big Six rise 41.7 percent from year ago

4th July          Pennsylvania           620Ktar.com/AP
Pennsylvania House Passes Gambling Bill
After an 8 hour debate Pennsylvania's House of Representatives has passed a bill 113-88 that will legalise up to  61,000 slots at 14 separate venues in the State.
Pennsylvania House of Representatives - www.house.state.pa.us/index.cfm

4th July          Detroit           Detroit Free Press - Editorial
Casino Taxes - Legislature must be careful with imposing new terms 

4th July          Philadelphia           Philadelphia Inquirer
A reality check on gambling promises

4th July          Atlantic City           Pittsburgh Post Gazette
After 26 years, gambling is transforming Atlantic City
 

3rd July          Harrisburg, Pennsylvania           Newsday/AP
GOP: No gambling bill without budget agreement

3rd July          Gaming Investments           Fortune Magazine
A Poker IPO Is In the Cards - The World Poker Tour

3rd July          Rhode Island           The Pawtucket Times/AP
Dicey Decision
"Cooked up at the 11th hour, this deal would simply hand an out-of-state gambling corporation a 10-year monopoly in exchange for peanuts"

3rd July          Las Vegas           Las Vegas Review-Journal
Snap! Crackle! Popular! - Convention authority expects 277,000 visitors in LV for three-day holiday weekend

3rd July          Las Vegas           Daily Racing Form
In casino world, the big get bigger

3rd July          Las Vegas           Las Vegas Review-Journal
Boyd undergoes growth spurt - Strip megaresort could be next after buyout of Coast

3rd July          Carson City, Nevada           Las Vegas Review-Journal
Judge rejects dismissal of IGT tax fraud case

3rd July          Omaha, Nebraska           Las Vegas Sun/AP
Pro-gambling group collects more than 600,000 signatures for petition

3rd July          Detroit, Michigan           Detroit Free Press
Casino owners join forces with anti-gambling activists to stop racetracks
 

2nd July          Rhode Island & Pennsylvania           Las Vegas Sun/AP
Governor vetoes bill on casino referendum
Pennsylvania Senate approves gambling bill
The Pennsylvania vote could quite easily lead to 61,000 slots at 14 locations, mainly the State's Racetracks.

2nd July          Las Vegas           Newsday/AP
Boyd Gaming, Harrah's Complete Mergers

2nd July          Las Vegas           Yahoo/PRNewswire
Harrah's Entertainment Completes Acquisition of Horseshoe Gaming
Boyd Gaming Completes Coast Casinos Merger
 

1st July          Las Vegas           Yahoo/PRNewswire
Alliance Gaming Announces Appointment of Richard Haddrill as Chief Executive Officer

1st July          Las Vegas           Investors.com/CBS MarketWatch
Close of Coast deal vaults Boyd up casino ranks

1st July          Las Vegas           Las Vegas Sun/AP
Apology to Vegas casino mogul Steve Wynn made public in libel case

1st July          New York           Yahoo/Business Wire
Empire Resorts, Inc. Announces Grand Opening of Mighty M Gaming at Monticello Raceway

1st July          Rochester, New York           Democrat & Chronicle
Mall mogul reveals vision for city casino
 




 
 

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