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July  - December 2003

29th December          South Africa          The S.A. Sunday Times
SA horse-racing suffering a slight sprain

6th December          Limpopo Province, South Africa             Independent Online
Clampdown on gambling mothers

3rd December          Colorado & Johannesburg             Yahoo/PRNewswire
Johannesburg Casino License Update

27th November          South Africa & Austria            Finance24.co.za/JSA
Admiral Leisure World Ltd - Reviewed Group results for the year ending 31 August 2003
ALW Ltd. is 80,88% owned by Austrian Gaming Industries (Novomatic). Among it's assets on the continent the company operated 2 casinos in Botswana.

26th November          South Africa            Independent Online & News24.com
Police nab 10 for operating casinos illegally
Illegal casinos don't pay

24th November          Lilongwe, Malawi            Nation Malawi
Gambling Board close illegal sites

21st November          Cape Town, South Africa            News24.com
Punter sues casino for R40 million
The machine concerned apparently had a jackpot of R50,000 and was out of order at the time.

21st November          South Africa            All Africa/Business Day
What Odds On Gambling Board Issuing Casino Licence At Last?
The mystery of the Gueteng Gambling Board's objection to the 6th casino license in the province.

14th November          Guateng, South Africa             The Star/IOL
Expert lauds casinos for caring for kids

13th November          Johannesburg, South Africa             Daily News/IOL
SA gambling control envied

13th November          North Rand, South Africa             Independent Online
Dehydrated boy found in car outside casino

12th November          Cape Town, South Africa             News24.com
Casino credit is out
The National Gambling Bill was approved in Parliament on Tuesday. Website links to the full text: www.gov.za/gazette/bills/2003/b48b-03.pdf (please note this is the ammended version).

11th November          Colorado & South Africa             Yahoo/PRNewswire
Century Casinos Reports Progress on Johannesburg Casino License

11th November          Pretoria, South Africa             Zawya/African Business
South Africa: Bottling the gambling genie
The National Gambling Bill introduced recently in the South African Parliament is a rewrite of the 1996 Gambling Act. There may well be measures introduced to limit opening times, ban ATM's and casino credit.

11th November          South Africa             Business Report
Casinos create new jobs
South Africa now has 31 casinos operating that in the year to March generated revenues of R6.2 billion.

11th November          Cape Town, South Africa            Business Day
Casinos' role in investment, job-creation highlighted
Report from the Casinos World Africa conference at Sandton, Johannesburg.

8th November          Cape Town, South Africa            Business Day
MEC outlines contribution of gambling to economy

6th November          Colorado &  South Africa            Yahoo/PRNewswire
Century Casinos Updates Status of Colorado VLT Ballot Issue And Johannesburg Casino License

6th November          Guateng, South Africa            AllAfrica/Business Day
Emerald Casino to sue over rival project

1st November          South Africa           SABC News
Limited gambling machines curtailed in Western Cape
The Western Cape Gambling and Racing Board has reduced the number of LPM's to be located in 2004 to 2,000. The original figure was 9,000.

31st October          Blantyre, Malawi          IPS News
Making Gambling a Safe Bet
Very interesting report from the Gaming Regulators Africa Forum (GRAF) held recently in the Malawi resort of Mangochi.

27th October          Johannesburg          All Africa/Business Day
Horseracing Has New Face And Has Never Been Stronger
South African Horseracing appears to be going through a renaissance but faces stiff competition from the National Lottery & Casinos.

20th October          South Africa & Colorado          Yahoo/PRNewswire
Century Casinos Announces Award of Johannesburg Casino License by South African Court

13th October         South Africa            Hindustan Times
S African NRI moots India's first casino with Kapilís help

13th October         Durban, South Africa & Delhi, India            Silicon India
S. African partners Kapil Dev in bid to launch India's first casino
Indian businessman Vivian Reddy and former Cricket captain Kapil Dev will be touring India with South African President Thabo Mbeki next week.

12th October         Durban, South Africa & Delhi, India            S.A. Sunday Times
Reddy bid to clinch Indian casino deal - R1.8-billion plan for Sun City-style resort Taschica Pillay

10th October         Nairobi, Kenya           San Francisco Chronicle/NYTimes
Gambling gaining in popularity across impoverished Africa  Scratch cards, sports betting on the rise

7th October         Western Cape, South Africa            The Cape Argus
Slot machines a 'horrible idea', say residents

5th October         London & South Africa           News24.com
Kerzner faces corruption probe

29th September         Johannesburg, South Africa          Business Day
Phumelela Gaming's headline earnings up 167%

29th September         Western Cape, South Africa           The Independent
2,100 legal slot machines set to hit W Cape

25th September         Free State, South Africa          Source: SABC News
Suspended gambling chief paid R300 000

25th September         Johannesburg, South Africa          Source: Business Day
Man kills girlfriend, self at casino

23rd & 24th September         South Africa          Source: Business Report
State fights clock to wrap up gambling bill
Erwin puts money on gambling laws
The number of casinos in South Africa may be capped at 33 and the number of LPM's allowed dramatically decreased from the initial plan for 50,000.

22nd September         South Africa          Source: Business Report
Liquor and gambling bills carry whiff of paternalism
Long odds on gambling bill's Friday deadline

22nd September          South Africa          Source: SABC News
Anglican church calls for ban on ATMs in casinos

19th September         South Africa          Source: Business Report
Gambling bill draws heat

11th September          Johannesburg          Source: iAfrica.com/Business Day
Sun International helps BEE investors

11th September          Free State, South Africa          Source: Mining Weekly
R71m for Free State temporary casino
The Goldfields Casino and Entertainment Centre is being developed by Gold Reef Casino Resorts, who have a 60% shareholding with a 40% interest held by empowerment groups.

2nd September           South Africa            Source: Financial Mail
Gaming & empowerment - Gambling on word of mouth
South Africa has 32 Casinos owned by 8 consortiums. 43% of holdings are thought to be by empowerment groups.

27th August           South Africa          Source: The Government of South Africa
National Gambling Bill - PDF full version

26th August           South Africa           Source: All Africa/Business Day
Sun International's Windfall Comes At a Bad Time

25th August           Johannesburg, South Africa            Source: iAfrica.com
Sun International annual earnings rise

25th August           Johannesburg, South Africa            Source: Business Day
Sun International wary over economy

22nd August           Natal, South Africa          Source: The Natal Witness
Casino may face zoning battle - According to new act, Golden Horse may be too close to nearby schools
The Golden Horse's entrance is apparently just 50 metres away from the Scottsville Primary School.

21st August           South Africa          Source: Business Report
New gambling bill for BEE not hitting jackpot
Proposed changes in South Africa's 1996 Gambling Bill could see casinos closing for 6 hours. Total casino licenses may be limited to 30 from the original 40.

21st August           Pretoria, South Africa          Source: The Independent Online
Gambling laws set for major revamp

21st August          Pretoria, South Africa          Source: The Sunday Times/Business Day
Minister to get powers to issue casino licences
The National Gambling Bill is a total rewrite of South Africa's 1996 Gambling Act and was introduced in parliament on Wednesday.

20th August           Port Elizabeth, South Africa          Source: SABC News
PE conference scrutinises the role of casinos

14th August           Austria & South Africa           Source: Eurocity Austria
Casinos Austria expandiert in Südafrika - Casinos Austria eröffnet im Dezember seinen fünften Spielbetrieb in Südafrika

12th August           Johannesburg, South Africa           Source: iAfrica.com
Gold Reef Casino Resorts HEPS up 27%
Gold Reef operates Gold Reef City, Golden Horse, Casino Mykonos and Garden Route Casinos

11th August           South Africa           Source: Business Day
Gold Reef Casino boosts interim earnings

10th August          Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa           Source: Sunday Times
Gambling board boss: The real reason we were given the boot

8th August          Problem Gambling - Kwa-Zulu Natal           Source: Independent Online
When the gambling dream becomes a nightmare

8th August          Kwa-Zulu Natal           Source: Independent Online
Chips are down for KZN gambling board trio
Three members of the newly chosen KwaZulu-Natal gambling board, including its chairman, have apparently been dismissed after failing probity checks.

26th July          Western Cape, South Africa          Source: Independent Online/Weekend Argus
Gambling board boss goes over to other side
Derek Auret, chairman of the Western Cape Racing and Gambling Board has resigned his possition to become Chairman of the Casino Association of South Africa.

1st July         South Africa           Source: Independent Online/Cape Times
Chips down forever for neglectful parents
 




 
 

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