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July  - December 2004

28th December          Johannesburg, South Africa           Business Day & Peermont JSE release
Peermont Global boosts stake in Caesars Gauteng
Caesars' reef casino shares change hands for $145m
PTG: Peermont Global - Press Release

27th December          South Africa           Finance24.com/Dow Jones
Caesars to sell Gauteng stake
- Peermont Global www.peermont.com

25th December          South Africa           Independent Online
Gamblers risk losing it all this Christmas

24th December          Las Vegas & Johannesburg, South Africa           Reuters.com
Caesars to Sell S. African Casino
- www.caesars.co.za

24th December          Las Vegas & Johannesburg, South Africa           Yahoo/Business Wire
Caesars Signs Agreement to Sell Its Interests in South African Casino Resort

18th December          South Africa           Business Day
HCI to increase interest in Tsogo Group

15th December          Botswana           AllAfrica.com
Casinos Earned Over P80 Million in Past Year
There are 8 casinos operating in Botswana the largest being the Gaborone Sun followed by the Grand Palm.

6th December          Guateng, South Africa            AllAfrica.com
Silverstar, Gold Reef Team Up for Casino Bid

6th December          Kampala, Uganda            AllAfrica.com
Casino Bill Delays $2m Firm

2nd December          Durban, South Africa           SABC News
Sibaya Entertainment Kingdom opens today

1st December          Colorado & Guateng, South Africa           Yahoo/PRNewswire
Century Casinos Agrees to Sell Interest in Gauteng, South Africa, Project

30th November          Johannesburg           Business Day/I-Net Bridge
Strong trading results for Sun International
SI's Sibaya Casino and Entertainment Kingdom will open in Durban on 2nd on December with 924 smart-card operated slots and 37 tables.  - www.sibayacasino.co.za

29th November          Dar es Salaam, Tanzania            Finance24.com & iAfrica/AFP
Red alert on casino crime
Tanzanian minister warns on casino crime

27th November          Tansania           IPP Media
Gaming regulators forum welcome, caution vital
Officials from the Gaming Regulators African Forum are meeting this weekend in Tanzania.

25th November          Tasmania           The Mercury/News.com.au & Examiner.com.au
Government digs in over gambling inquiry
State study into gaming - Call for independent check

17th November          South Africa           Sunday Times
Cops seek bail in casino heist case

17th November          South Africa & India            Kerala News
South African pins hopes on Indian casino venture

9th November          South Africa          iAfrica/I-Net Bridge
Sun International looks north

8th November         Johannesburg            Business Day
Sun International consolidates top position
Sun International Ltd. remains the largest casino operator in South Arica with 42% of gross gaming revenues and 44% of all gaming positions.

7th November         Durban, South Africa            Independent Online/Sunday Tribune
KZN premier sued for R30m in gambling battle

4th November           Cape Town, Soth Africa          Cape Times
Café is home to first of 'small-time' gambling machines
The first LPM's with a R500 jackpot have been deployed in the Western Cape.

3rd November           Johannesburg, South Africa          AllAfrica.com
Sun International to Lend a Hand to Mbizana Development Trust

1st November           Durban, South Africa          Business Day
Sun International set to open Sibaya Casino
The Sibaya Casino & Entertainment Kingdom will open outside Durban on 19th November and will replace Afrisun's temporary SugarMill casino in Mount Edgecomb.

1st November           South Africa          iAfrica.com
Sun International in R25m BEE deal

14th October           Gaborone, Botswana          Hindustan Times
Questions Over Gaborone Station 'Casino'

12th October           Durban, South Africa          Business Report
Suncoast Casino chalks up win with more visitors
Tsogo Sun's Suncoast Casino has a daily attendance of around 21,000 a day and is one of South Africa's busiest leisure destinations.  - www.suncoastcasino.co.za

5th October           South Africa          Sunday Times
Johnnic buys into casino and hotel investments

1st October           Zimbabwe & South Africa          Zimbabwe Independent
Zimsun readies for casino rollout

29th September           Johannesburg          The Star Online
SA online casinos set to be licensed
South Africa presently has two major Internet casinos that conduct transactions in Rands - Piggs Peak and Silver Sands.

29th September           Cape Town, South Africa          News24.com
R8.2bn gambled away in a year
The statistics are from the National Gambling Board's annual report.
- www.ngb.org.za

28th September           South Africa          iAfrica Business/I-Net Bridge
Gambling revenue up 19%
Huge increase in gambling revenue

28th September           Gabon, Africa          iAfrica.com/AFP
Jackpot winner loses it all in laundry

27th September           South Africa          S.A. Sunday Times
Lotto has created 373 millionaires

22nd September           South Africa          S.A. Sunday Times/I-Net Bridge
'Africa needs solid gambling policies'
Peter Collins, executive director of South Africa's National Responsible Gambling Programme (NRGP) speaking at the Pan-African Gaming & Casinos World conference.

21st September           Johannesburg          iAfrica.com/I-Net Bridge
Sun International looks to Africa
Sun International CEO Peter Bacon making the keynote speech at the Pan-African Gaming & Casinos World conference.
- www.terrapinn.com/2004/casino_ZA/

19th September           London & Johannesburg          The Independent
Peter Bacon: He's come from the casinos of Sun City to play one-armed bandits in Britain
Excellent profile of Sun International CEO Peter Bacon and the companies aspirations in the U.K.

17th September           Johannesburg, South Africa          News24.com/SAPA
Third arrest in multi-million rand casino heist
The robbery occurred at the offices of Giesecke and Devrient located within the Montecasino complex.

15th September           KwaZulu-Natal           Business Day
Umdloti casino to open ahead of schedule
The R727m Sibaya casino will open at the end of September and is a partnership between Sun International and black empowerment group Afrisun.

7th September           Windhoek, Namibia          AllAfrica.com
Goverment Seeks Tighter Gambling Control

6th September           South Africa          Business Day
Empowerment partners hit lucky jackpot as casinos lure South Africans in numbers

3rd September           South Africa          Business Report
Sun International ponders expansion in Angola and UK

1st September           Cape Town, South Africa            Business Day
Peermont to list, alter structures and build casino
Peermont Global was formerly know as Global Resorts.  - www.peermont.com

1st September           Johannesburg            iAfrica.com
Sun International lifts year earnings

27th August         South Africa           Business Report
Putting cash in Gold Reef shares pays more than slots

26th August         Johannesburg, South Africa            Business Day & Business Report
Gold Reef Casino reports shining results
Patrons put glitter in Gold Reef profits 
Gold Reef owns and operates five casinos in South Africa.  - www.grcresorts.co.za

9th August         South Africa            Independent Online
Most coin-operated machines reject new R5

7th August         South Africa            SABC News
Strike looms at Monte Casino

5th August         Johannesburg & Durban, South Africa           Business Report
Union calls for boycott of Tsogo Sun's casinos

5th August         KwaZulu-Natal           Independent Online
KwaZulu-Natal gambling bosses suspended

28th July         Johannesburg           Sunday Times Business
It's a win-win game, says gambling chief
The Casino Assosiation of South Africa can be found at:  - www.casasa.org.za

21st July         Durban, South Africa          The Witness
Gambler wins battle with Durban casino
A bad week for the Suncoast Casino. Not only are staff taking strike action but the local Sheriff's office has ordered the casino to pay a disputed slot win of R96,969.

20th July         Durban, South Africa           Independent Online
Storm clouds thicken over Suncoast casino
- www.suncoastcasino.co.za & www.tsogosun.co.za

19th July         Johannesburg           Mail and Guardian
Casino equipment group to delist from JSE
Admiral Leisure a subsidiary of Austrian Gaming Industries/Novomatic is planning to delist from the JSE.

17th July         Durban, South Africa          Independent Online & SABC
Chips are down for Durban casino
Suncoast Casino workers go on strike
- www.suncoastcasino.co.za

14th July          Cape Town, South Africa          Business Day
Casino Association opens in Cape Town
The Casino Association of South Africa (CASA) was established in 2003.
- www.casasa.org.za

2nd July          South Africa           Sunday Times
South Africa gets its first online gambling millionaire
The amount is 1,102,148.75 - Unfortunately for the player it has a R in front and not a $.

1st July          Cape Town, South Africa           SABC News
Cosatu tackles affliate head-on over gambling interest
 



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