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July - December 2001

19th December  2001     Western Cape, South Africa      Source: The Independent Online
GrandWest leads to money, jobs and addiction

29th November 2001     South Africa      Source: Northern Light/Business Day & Moneyweb
Wary Investors Dump Sisa And Kersaf Shares
Peter Bacon: MD, Sun International South Africa
Interview that details a marked down turn in tourism to South Africa despite the weak Rand making the country very inexpensive.

28th November 2001     South Africa & Bahamas      Source: FT Global Archive/Business Day
Kersaf feels wrath of Sun International

26th November 2001    Johannesburg, South Africa    Source: Washington Post
Gambling Lures South Africa's Poor - Players 'Fuel Fantasies' With Meager Incomes
South Africa's 24 casinos are dominated by slots and concerns are that they are attracting customers who can least afford to play.

26th November 2001   Colorado & Guateng, South Africa    Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Century Casinos Announces Award of Casino License for Johannesburg, South Africa
The company has a 50% stake in Rhino Resort Limited which operate the sixth and final property in Guateng province with some 700 slots and 30 table games.

16th November 2001      South Africa      Source: Northern Light/All Africa Global Media
South Africa is Becoming a Nation of Gambling Addicts, Research Finds
The first study into problem gambling puts the number at 45,000 persons. A similar number of Limited Payout Machines are scheduled to be placed around the country shortly.

12th November 2001      South Africa     Source: Business Day
MGM Mirage pulls out of South Africa
Report on the decision from MGM Mirage. All details taken from the companies press release and an earlier AP article.

9th November 2001     Las Vegas & South Africa     Source: Yahoo/AP
MGM Mirage Pulls Out of Four Casinos

8th November 2001      Las Vegas & South Africa     Source: Northern Light/PRNewswire
MGM MIRAGE Announces Sale of South Africa Operations
MGM Mirage intends selling its management operations for 4 casinos in Nelspruit, Witbank, Johannesburg and East London to Tsogo Investment Holding Co. Ltd. and Southern Sun Gaming Investments Ltd.

8th November 2001    Nairobi, Kenya     Source: Northern Light/The East African Standard
Revenue From Gaming Sector Set to Increase
The Kenyan Betting Control and Licensing Board collects 18 per cent VAT from 35 operational casinos. Revenues from gambling & casinos making up 4% of the governments total income.

26th October 2001     South Africa      Source: Northern Light/Business Day
Slot Machine Industry Gets Its Ducks in a Row for 2002
Malini, The National Gambling Board and Zonke Central Monitoring Systems have apparently agreed upon a deal that will perhaps see the roll out of LPM's next year.

23rd October 2001     South Africa      Source: Northern Light/Business Day & Moneyweb
'Companies' Legal Battle is Nothing Personal'
Hawton No Longer Kerzner's Buddy

19th October 2001     Paradise Island     Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Sun International Files Lawsuit Against Kersaf Investments Limited

17th October 2001     Malawi, Africa      Source: Northern Light/African Eye News
First Two Casino Licenses Awarded

12th October 2001      South Africa      Source: Northern Light/Mail & Guardian
Gambling Revenues Drop

3rd October 2001     Cape Town      Source: Seattle Times/AP Newswires
Gambling mania sweeping South Africa
The National Gambling Act created a framework for a maximum 40 casinos. 24 are now open. The 50,000 limited payout machines have been delayed due to continuing legal wrangles. The National Lottery was established in 1990.

21st September 2001     South Africa     Source: Northern Light/Business Day
Rhino Ready for Last Casino Licence
The sixth Guateng license application has been rejuvenated as a joint bid from Rhino/Silverstar. Century Casino's subsidiary Caledon Casinos has recently taken a 50% stake in Rhino.

17th September 2001     South Africa      Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Century Casinos Announces Developments in Johannesburg License Application

29th August 2001     South Africa      Source: Northern Light/Business Day & All Africa Media
Is the Gambling Boom Over?
Government Comes Under Fire
Two articles on the difficult trading conditions in South Africa and the various delays in the rollout of limited payout machines.

27th August 2001     South Africa     Source:
Peter Bacon: MD, Sun International
Interview transcript. Sun International South Africa reported group earnings up 27% to R2.8bn.

27th August 2001     South Africa     Source:
Lumb Resigns From Igaming

26th August 2001     Northern Province, South Africa      Source: Northern Light/Mail & Guardian
Unit Ups Stakes in Gambling Board Probe

23rd August      South  Africa      Source: Business Day
Limited payout slots face 3-year delay
Court action by the losing bidder against Zonke Monitoring Systems who would have overseen the operation is apparently this time the cause.

22nd August      South Africa     Source: Dispatch Online
Emfuleni in bid to drop deal Casino, hotel jobs at risk

1st August      Nassau Bahamas     Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Sun International Announces 2001 Second Quarter Earnings

1st August     Eastern Cape, South Africa      Source: Dispatch Online
Rush to complete casino on time
Tsogo Sun Hemingway's casino is due to open on the 26th September.

22nd July      Northern Province, South Africa     Source: Northern Light/THe Sowetan
625 Gaming Machines Seized

9th July     Johannesburg     Source:
In S. Africa, Poor Gamble On Better Life As many squander cash, officials reconsider legalized gambling

2nd July     Johannesburg    Source:
Casinos Feel Threatened By Other Gambling Forms